carlic-mashed-potato-casseroleSome of you are probably looking for the perfect side dish to take to a Halloween party. Well look no further, I have that perfect creamy, garlicky mashed potato recipe for you to take.  Let’s just say having potatoes topped with bacon alone will get you cheers from everyone at the party!  Everyone including my husband. He loves bacon!  Anytime I include it in a recipe he is excited.  He was happy when I made Easy Baked Beans with Bacon, Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon, and Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filets. This recipe has the perfect blend of bacon, garlic, mashed potatoes, and cheese that will make you the culinary hero at any party.  So get out your potatoes and let’s start cooking..

Garlic-Mashed-Potatoes-Casserole-2Look at all of that cheese and bacon!

close up of casseroleFirst prepare the 8 slices of bacon in the microwave or the oven according to the package directions. When bacon is cooked set it aside. Then peel and quarter 5 lbs. (around 11 potatoes) of potatoes and place them in a pot and fill it with water so it just covers the potatoes. Now let the potatoes come to a boil and boil them for 20 minutes.

boiling potatoes

potatoes in water Drain the potatoes and place them in a mixer.

potatoes in the mixerAdd 1 (8 oz.) package of softened cream cheese and 4 tablespoons of butter.

adding cream cheese Add 1/2 cup of milk.

adding milkNext sprinkle in 2 teaspoons of dried parsley and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. Now mix the potatoes until they are smooth and everything is combined.

mixing potatoesSpoon potatoes into a lightly greased 13″x 9″ baking dish.

potatoes in panTop with 1 cup of cheddar cheese and crumbled cooked bacon.

bacon and cheese toppingCover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 more minutes or until the cheese is melted. 

Garlic Mashed Potaoes CasseroleNow you are ready to enjoy with all of you bacon loving Halloween guests.

Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds of potatoes (around 11 potatoes)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon (cooked until crisp and crumbled)

Instructions

  1. First prepare the 8 slices of bacon in the microwave or the oven according to the package directions. When bacon is cooked set it aside. Then peel and quarter 5 lbs. (around 11 potatoes) of potatoes and place them in a pot and fill it with water so it just covers the potatoes. Now let the potatoes come to a boil and boil them for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and place them in a mixer.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of milk.
  4. Next sprinkle in 2 teaspoons of dried parsley and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. Now mix the potatoes until they are smooth and everything is combined.
  5. Spoon potatoes into a lightly greased 13"x 9" baking dish.
  6. Top with 1 cup of cheddar cheese and crumbled cooked bacon.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.
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