Caramelized Onion and Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onions and Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Serve this yummy side of Caramelized Onion and Bacon Mashed Potatoes for everything from weeknight supper to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Mashed Potatoes
Makes 6 to 8 Servings
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  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into ¼-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, diced (peeled, if desired)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Garnish: sliced fresh chives
  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. Add red onion, yellow onion, and shallot; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly caramelized. Stir in brown sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, and black pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until onions are caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar; cook, stirring frequently, until liquid is evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium stockpot, combine potatoes and cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook until potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Using a fork or potato masher, mash potatoes to desired consistently. Stir in cream and butter until melted and well combined. Fold in sour cream, mayonnaise, and remaining 1½ teaspoons salt. Add onion mixture, stirring until combined. Garnish with chives, if desired.