Since Thanksgiving is no time for sacrifice, I decided to amplify the flavor – and, consequently, the fat – of one of the meal's most critical sides.
And so I took a basic mashed potato and added some of the most popular baked potato toppings, bacon and scallions. I also considered whipping a bit of sour cream into the mix, but feared it would be too, well, sour. So I opted for an 8-ounce block of cream cheese.
The result is a delicious, creamy mashed potato with enough flavor to truly shine on an otherwise crowded table of sides.