Sweet Onion Mashed Potatoes

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes

1 tbsp canola oil
2 large sweet onions (our Sweetie Sweet is perfect), thinly sliced
1-1/2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes quartered
3 cloves garlic chopped
1/3 cup sour cream
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 strips of cooked bacon chopped
1 tsp dried thyme

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add onions and cook, stirring often until caramelized.

Meanwhile, boil potatoes in a large saucepan for 18 to 22 minutes or until tender.

Drain potatoes; place in a large bowl and mash. Add the sour cream, butter, milk, thyme, salt and pepper (to taste) and mash until blended. Stir in caramelized onions.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon.