This went so fast at the last bbq I had I knew I needed to make a double batch the next time and then that went fast at the next one. This is sure to be a hit anywhere!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with lightly salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.

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  • Mash the potatoes until smooth, then add the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, bacon, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Mash until the ingredients are well blended, then transfer to a serving dish, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to garnish.

Nutrition Facts

188.2 calories; 9.1 g protein; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 42.6 mg cholesterol; 404.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
These were good for a different twist on plain old mashed potatoes. The cayenne definitely gave them a kick but we really liked it. I did need to add a little milk while mixing because they were a little thicker than we like. Overall they were great! Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2011
Unfortunately two stars if you dare to prepare this as written but very good after significant doctoring up. Way too much cream cheese while at the same time sorely wanting for butter milk or sour cream. The amount of cayenne pepper and garlic powder is extraordinarily excessive. Better with cooked and crumbled bacon. Finally I can't help but think the submitter intended for this to be sprinkled with maybe a 1/4 CUP of Parmesan not 1/4 tsp? After the above modifications as well as as the addition of a healthy amount of fresh chopped chives definitely 4-star quality - creamy and flavorful without assaulting the palate with an overload of garlic and cayenne. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2011
Unfortunately two stars if you dare to prepare this as written but very good after significant doctoring up. Way too much cream cheese while at the same time sorely wanting for butter milk or sour cream. The amount of cayenne pepper and garlic powder is extraordinarily excessive. Better with cooked and crumbled bacon. Finally I can't help but think the submitter intended for this to be sprinkled with maybe a 1/4 CUP of Parmesan not 1/4 tsp? After the above modifications as well as as the addition of a healthy amount of fresh chopped chives definitely 4-star quality - creamy and flavorful without assaulting the palate with an overload of garlic and cayenne. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
These were good for a different twist on plain old mashed potatoes. The cayenne definitely gave them a kick but we really liked it. I did need to add a little milk while mixing because they were a little thicker than we like. Overall they were great! Thanks! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2011
I doubled the amount of potatoes called for (one pound of potatoes was not near enough to feed the four of us let alone ten) cut the amount of cream cheese by a third and added a little milk to loosen the potatoes up a bit. I also used reduced fat cream cheese. I served this with Elegant Stroganoff Meatballs and a tossed green salad. These potatoes were very good--but I don't think I'd pair them with a rich dish like stroganoff meatballs again. My mistake. We still enjoyed them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2010
Disgracefully good! I made it with crumbled real bacon and fat-free cream cheese. The only thing I wish I'd done differently was to use less cayenne - it was a touch too spicy for me. Other than that this was really good. Would be great with some sliced green onion in it too. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2009
These are great potatoes. I did add some cream to give them more of a creamy texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
Great potatoes!!!!!!! I didn't have the bacon that the recipe called for and I wish that I had it but they were still great. My youngest daughter ate about three servings!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2010
Okay - nothing to rave about. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
Great recipe. I did not change a thing and will be making again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
They were so good a lil spicy but awesome!! Read More
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