• 5 to 6 pounds red bliss potatoes
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups par-cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups salted butter, softened (recommended: Country Crock)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup applewood smoked cheddar, grated


Serves: 8-10 servings


Preheat oven to 400F. Wash and cut potatoes into bite-size pieces. Place potatoes in a medium sized roasting pan. Add diced onion, shallots, garlic and bacon. Mix potatoes and other ingredients with softened butter until ingredients are coated thoroughly with butter. Cover with foil and cook approximately for 1 hour or until the potatoes are almost fork tender. Remove foil. Season with salt and pepper and place back in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes have a nice golden brown color. Garnish with grated cheese and chives.

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