Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Can substitute fat-free sour cream, fat-free milk and reduced fat cheddar cheese. From Taste of Home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir for 15 minutes or until moisture has evaporated and onions are completely wilted. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir for 30-40 minutes or until onions are caramelized. (If necessary, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if onions begin to stick to the pan.).
  2. Meanwhile, place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 18-22 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain potatoes; place in a large bowl and mash. Add the sour cream, milk, pepper and remaining salt; mash until blended. Stir in caramelized onions. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with cheese and bacon.
Most Helpful

5 5

Decadent blend of flavors here, and then you top it with BACON. The men of the house ate it by the bowlsful. Made for PRMR.

5 5

Wonderful! I used russets because that's what I had on hand and subbed the cheese with a little mozzarella because my grandson used up all of the cheddar before I started cooking these, lol. We both pigged out on these - and that's unusual for him as he's not a big fan of mashed potatoes. But he LOVES caramelized onions. I also loved adding the garlic to the cooking water with the potatoes. That's super simple! Thanks GailAnn for another winner. Made for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag.

5 5

Followed the recipe right on down, although I did use 3 tablespoons of Hormel real bacon pieces instead of frying the bacon myself! Loved the flavor that the caramelized onion gave to the potatoes! Definitely a winning recipe & a keeper, too! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend recipe tag]

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