This recipe of hand-mashed red potatoes with skins with a flavor mixture of bacon bits, cheese, and French onion rings could be served as a main dish if you are a potato-lover like me. This is the only way my family will allow me to serve potatoes in our house. The amounts I have suggested are only guidelines; you will adjust these over time to your taste.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.

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  • Mix processed cheese, French-fried onions, bacon bits into potatoes and smash together using a potato masher. Stir milk into potatoes, increasing amount until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Facts

645 calories; protein 17.3g 35% DV; carbohydrates 77.6g 25% DV; fat 29.7g 46% DV; cholesterol 33.7mg 11% DV; sodium 1057mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2014
Mr. LTH the potato connoisseur at our house deemed these "delicious" without prompting. I'd prefer them with a little roasted garlic and a good amount of sea salt but enjoyed them too. I just can't make myself use Velveeta so I used real shredded cheddar in its place. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2014
Substitute the velveeta cheese with cream cheese and sour cream. Use a shredded cheese like Coby Jack. Do not use milk. Add a little bit of margarine if you would like. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
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  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2014
Substitute the velveeta cheese with cream cheese and sour cream. Use a shredded cheese like Coby Jack. Do not use milk. Add a little bit of margarine if you would like. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2014
Sorry but I didn't much like this. It was very heavy. I guess I should have known that from looking at the recipe. Won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2014
Mr. LTH the potato connoisseur at our house deemed these "delicious" without prompting. I'd prefer them with a little roasted garlic and a good amount of sea salt but enjoyed them too. I just can't make myself use Velveeta so I used real shredded cheddar in its place. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2016
Love it! Added some garlic salt and pepper for taste Read More