Have you ever just forgotten to post something? I could have sworn I was all done Sunday night and had everything ready to go. Then when I checked my page yesterday there was nothing new. What??? Totally forgot to hit publish to schedule the post. Oops. Well, here is the post now.
We are still grilling out 3-4 nights a week and I am always looking for new sides to serve with our meals. You can only eat so much brown beans, potato salad, and macaroni salad until you become sick of them. We were having grilled Italian sausages for dinner and I was looking through the pantry for something “different” to make.
I had a couple packets of instant mashed potatoes in the pantry and was remembering the Barbecue Spare Rib Casserole (click for link to recipe) I made 2 1/2 years ago that my family loved. I didn’t have spare ribs but thought I could make a variation on it for a side dish, Barbecue Mashed Potatoes!
Once again my family thought I was loosing my mind when I told them what I was making. But, they went with it (as always). Once they tasted it they were converts! This was delicious and simple. I was going to layer the barbecue sauce under the cheese (which if you want you can totally do) but decided I better drizzle it over the top in case they hated it. Nope, it was yummy and the diced red onions added just a bit of crunch and extra flavor to the dish. This will be a new side on repeat for us.
Ramping up a simple instant mashed potato side dish! Ingredients: Directions:
Barbecue Mashed Potatoes
Ramping up a simple instant mashed potato side dish!