I love potatoes, don’t you? I grew up in the age of dinner meant three things on your plate: Meat, Vegetable and Starch. The hubby grew up the same way. So to me, if there isn’t a starch on the plate, I feel like I am forgetting something!
I love baked potatoes, and sometimes we load them up and make a meal out of them by themeselves. The other day we had BBQ Pork Ribs for dinner, and I needed a quick side dish to go with them and the corn I had made. I was wishing I had made baked potatoes, but alas, I wasn’t that “with it” that day. I had instant mashed potatoes in the pantry, and decided to do a little doctoring. You could totally make these with “real” mashed potatoes, but in a pinch I will grab those flakes in the pantry every time! 😉
find the recipe for the BBQ Pork Ribs here
I loaded them up with sour cream, bacon, onions, chives and cheese. They were heavenly.
Give them a try next time you need a really good, and yet really easy side dish.
- 5 cups prepared Mashed Potatoes
- 1/2 cup (2.5 ounce package) Real Bacon Pieces
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon chives
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I used colby jack )
Prepare mashed potatoes either from scratch or from instant.
Mix in all of the ingedients listed, garnish with a few of the green onions, serve.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 508 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 73mg Sodium: 1377mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Protein: 22g