Goat Cheese and Bacon Mashed Potatoes

The Perfect Holiday Side Dish

Ingredients:

  • 8 Slices GODSHALL’S Real Wood Smoked Turkey Bacon (Diced Fine)
  • 4 lbs Large Baking Potatoes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper (Freshly Ground)
  • 8 oz Goat Cheese (Room Temperature)
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup Half-and-Half
  • ½ Cup Milk

Instructions:

  1. Using a melon baller or sharp new ice cream scoop, remove the “meat” from 4 pounds of halved longwise potatoes, save the hollowed out skins.
  2. Place potato “meat” into a medium pot and almost cover with milk and half and half over medium heat for 20-25 minutes until softened.
  3. Dice and lightly brown Godshall’s Bacon.
  4. Brush skins with vegetable oil and salt or spray with butter flavor non-stick spray- place in broiler on LOW for 5 minutes or until lightly browned inside.
  5. Add butter
  6. Mash potatoes or whip in food processor
  7. Add goat cheese
  8. Continue to blend
  9. Add salt, pepper, garlic and bacon
  10. Blend and allow to cool 5 minutes.
  11. Scoop mashed potato mixture into shells or fill with pastry bag.
  12. Bake filled potatoes at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until top becomes golden.
  13. Garnish with more bacon or sprinkle of chives.
  14. ENJOY!