Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin

Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Bacon Thyme Gratin

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Marvellina
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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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:

  • 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
  • Crumbled into small pieces and set aside

Make mashed potatoes:

  • 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:

  • Transfer the mashed potato to about 12x12 inch baking dish, about 2-3 inches deep. Sprinkle with bacon bits you made earlier followed by the rest of the grated Parmesan cheese. 
  • 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