Cooked and crumbled bacon 1/4 cup
Mashed potatoes 2 cups (preferably russet or Yukon gold)
Fresh chives, chopped 1/4 cup
Shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup
Shredded Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup
Garlic powder 1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper to taste To your liking
Preheat the Oven: Set it to 375°F (190°C) and grease a muffin tin.
Mix It Up: In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, bacon, chives, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Scoop and Fill: Spoon the mixture into the greased muffin tin, filling each cup to the top.
Cheese On Top: Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over each potato cup, or get creative by making a cheesy center.
Bake to Perfection: In the preheated oven, let it bake for 20-25 minutes until golden tops and melted cheese.
Cool and Serve: Allow the loaded mashed potato cups to cool for a few minutes before gently removing them from the muffin tin. Serve warm and relish the flavors!