Fluffy mashed potatoes meet crispy bacon and salty blue cheese in this hearty slow cooker dip.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a covered large saucepan cook potatoes in enough boiling, lightly salted water to cover for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; reserve 1 tablespoon of the crumbled bacon for topping.

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  • In a large bowl combine the remaining crumbled bacon, cream cheese spread, 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese, the sour cream, green onions, and garlic salt. Press cooked potatoes through a ricer* onto the cheese mixture; stir gently to combine. Spoon potato mixture into a 1-1/2- or 2-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for about 2 hours or until heated through (160°F).

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  • Top dip with the remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and the reserved bacon. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm-heat or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours. Serve with potato chips.

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If you don't have a ricer, mash potatoes with a potato masher until fluffy.

Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Potato Dip:

Prepare as directed above, except substitute 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 ounces) for the cheddar cheese. Serve with barbecue-flavor potato chips or celery sticks instead of sour-cream-and-onion-flavor potato chips and sweet pepper wedges.Nutrition Facts per 2 tablespoons: 39 calories, 1 g protein, 3 g carb., 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 2% Vitamin A, 5% Vitamin C, 82 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 1% iron

Cast-Iron Skillet:

Transfer mashed potato and cheese mixture to a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes or until heated through. Preheat broiler. Top potato mixture with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and reserved crumbled bacon. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; 2 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 64 mg sodium. 74 mg potassium; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 97 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 30 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
12/31/2014
Yummy!
Rating: Unrated
09/06/2015
With potato chips???Sounds disgusting.