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.