5 whole large red potatoes, baked
1 stick of butter, softened and cut into pieces
1 cup pepper jack cheese, grated
3/4 cup sour cream
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 whole green onions, sliced and more for topping
Freshly ground Pepper
3/4 cups french fried onions
This is the only Jack cheese I had. Salsa Jack. Sounds intriguing and I'm certain it won't disappoint.
Here's the cheese after I sliced it and shredded it. Doesn't it look enticing?
While the potatoes were baking, I shredded the cheese and placed it back in the refrigerator so not to let it soften. I also chopped up the bacon I had just cooked, set aside.
When the potatoes are fork tender, place in a large bowl and start smashing with a potato masher.
Immediately add the butter, cheese, sour cream, bacon crumbs and green onions. Combine well.
Fold in the french fried onions with a spatula. Salt and pepper to taste.
I topped it off with a sprinkle of cheese and some green onions. Serve warm and enjoy
We enjoyed ours with Grilled Rib-Eye Steak and Roasted Butternut Squash
I'm seriously making this for Thanksgiving and maybe even Christmas. It's the best tasting smashed potatoes I've ever had. I hadn't planned on making them when I watched Pioneer Woman making them yesterday. I just happened to have everything for this recipe as I was looking what to make with my grilled steak. Hubby and I enjoyed a quiet dinner together and have plenty of left-overs for tomorrow! Yay! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend and you've savored every moment.