If your family is anything like mine, mashed potatoes are a go-to side dish when planning dinners. But let’s face it, mashed potatoes can be a bit boring. Never fear…the Dairy Diva is here! Spice up your mashed potato game with these Game Day Hail Marys. These are perfect for potluck football parties and could even become a new Thanksgiving tradition.
Game Day Hail Marys
- 6 baby potatoes, cooked and cut lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons Hiland Sour Cream Chive Dip, plus additional for topping
- 1/8 cup Hiland Dairy Milk
- 1/4 cup real bacon bits
- 1/4 cup Hiland Dairy Mild Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Olive oil
Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook baby potatoes according to directions and let cool to the touch. Cut each potato lengthwise and carefully scoop out most of the potato into a bowl. Be sure to leave enough potato in the skin so the potato skin shells stay together. Mash the scooped-out potato lightly with fork along with sour cream chive dip, milk, bacon bits, shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Lightly brush the skins with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Fill the potato skin shells with the mashed potato mixture. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool slightly, top with additional sour cream chive dip and serve warm.
Feeding a crowd? This recipe is easy to double. Also, you can substitute the chive dip with plain sour cream, and the mild cheddar cheese with sharp cheddar cheese. Hiland Dairy even has an online coupon for 40¢ off any 16 oz. Sour Cream or Dip now through December 31st! Remember, Divas! Try not to draw a penalty for excessive celebration because these will have your guests giving you high fives and wanting more. Happy tailgating!
~The Dairy Diva