I am a carb addict. In the past, I have tried Atkins, South Beach, and all of those low carbohydrate diets. While they worked in the beginning, I was never able to stick to them. I love carbs, so why not embrace it. This is the ultimate carbohydrate addict’s meal, carbs stuffed with more carbs.
Cheesy Mashed Potato Manicotti
6 medium potatoes (peeled, cut & mashed) Use your favorite mashed potato recipe or you can use instant as well. 1 cup of cooked & crumbled bacon (regular or turkey bacon) 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (low fat or regular)
Add crumbled bacon & cheddar to the mashed potatoes & mix well.
Cheese Sauce-I always use this recipe or a variation of it when I need a cheese sauce http://www.food.com/recipe/basic-cheese-sauce-165722
1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pinch cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard 2 cups milk 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Melt butter in saucepan, add flour and seasonings and stir until blended.
Gradually add milk and cook stirring constantly until thickened.
Stir in cheese and heat until cheese melts and sauce is smooth.
Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Cook a full box of manicotti according to package directions & drain. Lay down the manicotti on wax paper to cool. Prepare your mashed potatoes. Fill each manicotti shell with mashed potato mixture using a small spoon. Place in a casserole dish. Pour cheese sauce over the top & sprinkle with additional cheese. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.
Serve to your favorite food critic.
Ma, seriously what is this? Ok, try try try
This mashed potato fan says, “Thank you for sharing this!!” Seriously pinned to try and cannot wait now 🙂
It was tasty & very filling. It kind of tastes like a pierogi.
I never thought to do this before, but I am totally LOVING the idea! Thank you!
You are welcome, Liz. Thank you for stopping by.
Mmm sounds good, I’ve never tried this before.
It was good, definitely worth a try.
OMG! I’m pinning! I want to try this. I love my carbs too! This looks like an awesome comfort food!
Thank you for the pin. 🙂 I had it for supper again tonight. It was even better the next day.
Those looks SOOO yummy! If only I could find them in gluten free :/ Haha.
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This looks delicious!! *Pinning It* I also adore the name of your blog and grabbed your button code 🙂
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On my list to try! Love your recipe!
Thanks Claidia. I hope you like it. 🙂
G’day! Very warm and welcoming!
Thanks for sharing as party of Foodie Friends Friday 30 Minute Meals Party!
Thanks JOanne! Thank you for hosting. Have a great evening.
Makes me wish that I had the pasta shells to make these right now. They sound amazing! My husband and son are not a bacon fan but these sound perfect to me.
I don’t think I have ever met a man that didn’t like bacon. Lol! My husband’s favorite line after dinner is “I bet it would be good with bacon in it.” Let me know if you try them.
Wow! This is one of those recipes that you say to yourself, “why didn’t I think of that!!” Sounds delicious and I will definitely be trying this recipe~ Thanks for taking a ride on The Great Blog Train Blog Hop!! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines
Thank you for hosting. I love your hop. 🙂 I hope you try it. It is yum!
That meme is so funny! I literally LOLd. Sounds kind of like….delicious!
My daughter was skeptical. She always is. Lol. She ate it though & loved it.
What a completely different take on manicotti! I love it and will be trying this for sure! This is something my husband will love, I know it!
My hubby loves it. I hope you try it.
This sounds delicious. I never thought of putting mashed potatoes in manicotti, but sounds yummy.
It is yummy, It tasted kind of like a pierogi.
G’day! I love manicotti! YUM!
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This looks delicious. Never would have thought to put potatoes in manicotti, but it sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!