Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin

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Super Easy Mashed Potato Bacon Thyme Gratin made with Idaho Spuds VeggieMash topped with crispy bacon and aromatic thyme will quickly become your family favorite.

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Mashed potatoes is one of the dishes that many people find comfort in, including our family and I can’t be more excited to share with you guys this super easy mashed potatoes bacon thyme gratin using Idaho Spuds VeggieMash.
WHY I LIKE IDAHO SPUDS VEGGIEMASH
All Idaho Spuds products start with 100% Idaho® Potatoes. That’s a real deal to me! The Idaho Spuds’ new VeggieMash is also made with real vegetables. Oh yes..not only you have tasty potatoes, but also real vegetables that even picky eaters won’t notice when they eat.

WHY YOU WILL LIKE THIS SUPER EASY MASHED POTATOES BACON THYME GRATIN
1. Seriously easy
Thanks to Idaho Spuds VeggieMash, we cut out the work for making mashed potato from scratch. All you need to do is mixed Idaho Spuds VeggieMash with boiling water and you have smooth creamy mashed potatoes in no time. Don’t take my words for it. Try them!
2. A complete meal of its own
These mashed potatoes can be served as a meal. Thanks to VeggieMash, I don’t have to cook another vegetable side dish.
3. Tasty and flavorful
VeggieMash is the star ingredient in this recipe and sure is a tasty way to include more vegetables in our meal

ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS (IF YOU COUNT WATER) TO MAKE THIS SUPER EASY MASHED POTATOES BACON THYME GRATIN
Idaho Spuds VeggieMash
Boiling water
Slices of bacon
Parmesan cheese
Fresh thyme leaves
Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin.This post is sponsored by Idaho Spuds #VeggieMash

Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin.This post is sponsored by Idaho Spuds #VeggieMash

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS MASHED POTATOES BACON THYME GRATIN WITH IDAHO SPUDS VEGGIEMASH
1. Bake the bacon
You can cook the bacon on the pan too, but I found that baking the bacon, especially when you have 12 slices, in the oven is really convenient
2. Use cooling rack for crispy bacon
I found that using a metal cooling rack to cook the bacon in the oven really makes crispy bacon
3. All you need is boiling water for the VeggieMash. Simple as that

Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin. This post is sponsored by Idaho Spuds #VeggieMash

I used VeggieMash Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower & Ranch for this recipe but I’ve also tried Cauliflower,Butter & Herbs, and Broccoli & Cheddar varieties as well. I love all the varieties and have made several dishes using them. Click HERE to check where you can buy VeggieMash in your local stores.

Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin. This post is sponsored by Idaho Spuds #VeggieMash

Whether you are trying to get your family to eat more veggies, or simply looking for easy tasty mashed potato recipes, this Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin will certainly fit the bills!

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Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin

Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin

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Ingredients

  • 2
    pouches
    (3.74 oz each) Idaho Spuds VeggieMash
  • 4
    cups
    boiling water
  • 12
    slices
    bacon
  • 8
    oz
    Fresh Parmesan cheese
    grated
  • Small handful of fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

Cook the bacon in the oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place the baking rack 3rd from the top. Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a metal cooling rack on top of the baking sheet. Line the bacon on the cooling rack, not overlapping or they will stick together and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool down. Don’t turn off the oven yet

  2. Crumbled into small pieces and set aside

Make mashed potatoes:

  1. Pour 4 cups of boiling water in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the entire two pouches of VeggieMash, 1/2 of the grated Parmesan cheese, thyme leaves and stir to moisten all potatoes and to mix well

Putting it together:

  1. Transfer the mashed potato to about 12×12 inch baking dish, about 2-3 inches deep. Sprinkle with bacon bits you made earlier followed by the rest of the grated Parmesan cheese.

  2. Pop this into the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese melted and the top is slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve while still warm

Have you tried VeggieMash? What’s your favorite dish to make with VeggieMash? I’m all ears!!

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Super Easy Mashed Potato Bacon Thyme Gratin made with Idaho Spuds VeggieMash Mashed Potatoes topped with crispy bacon and aromatic thyme will quickly become your family favorite. This post is sponsored by Idaho Spuds #VeggieMash