Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese
These Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese belong on every holiday table! You need these BACON GOAT CHEESE MASHED POTATOES if you’re about to entertain friends or family! Cheese Potatoes with Bacon are the ultimate side dish. These are our favorite mashed potatoes and are always a crowd pleaser. This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is so creamy, flavorful, and delicious. THE BEST cheesy mashed potatoes recipe!
Cheesy Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Bacon are the only Mashed Potatoes Recipe I need in life.
It’s officially FALL and officially OCTOBER and that means THANKSGIVING is just around the corner. ARE YOU SERIOUS?! I know I had a baby this year so its normal for time to fly but wow is this year going fast. I feel like time is on a race track and I need it to slow down. In the blog world, the holidays are the best time of year and the ultimate for a foodie.
All the best recipes are created between October and January. We have made different types of great Thanksgiving side dishes before, from Best Herbed Roasted Potatoes to Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin to Beer Bread Muffins, but these BACON GOAT CHEESE MASHED POTATOES might just be my favorite yet. The flavor is out of this world and just begging to make an appearance on your Thanksgiving table. Your guests will thank you!!
How do you make the Perfect Mashed Potatoes?
These special mashed potatoes aren’t average at all. The Goat Cheese and the BACON…how could this go wrong? They’re also just begging to be rolled into balls and deep fried. Would that be delicious?? That’s next. But right now I’m eating them with a spoon and loving every minute of it. To say I’d addicted would be an understatement. Legitimately my favorite mashed potatoes of ALL TIME. Trust.
These Cheese Potatoes are the type of recipe that people will remember and look forward to at the next family gathering. They could become your signature Thanksgiving side dish!
Tips for Making Goat Cheese Bacon Mashed Potatoes:
We have chosen to use a double boiler to cook our potatoes. There are lots of ways to prepare the potatoes, but I like this way best. When ready to serve, these Cheese Potatoes don’t need a lot of extras like butter or gravy. They have plenty of flavor all on their own.
If you’re already planning your holiday menu for either Thanksgiving or Christmas, add these Goat Cheese Bacon Mashed Potatoes to your list. If you test them, you’re sure to make them again and again. They don’t need a gravy or a ton of butter because they’re bursting with flavor on their own. Add a few chives or scallions and that’s all you need. SO CREAMY. Goat cheese…muah I LOVE YOU.
A few reader questions:
Can these Mashed Potatoes be made ahead of time?
YES! You can make these ahead and then reheat when ready to serve. You might need to add a bit more butter and mix again to fluff on the day of your get together.
How long will these Goat Cheese Potatoes with Bacon keep?
Properly stored, this recipe should stay good for 3-5 days in the fridge.
What’s best to serve with this Mashed Potatoes Recipe?
Check out the full recipe or watch the recipe video below to see full details. ENJOY!
These Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese belong on every holiday table! You need these BACON GOAT CHEESE MASHED POTATOES if you're about to entertain friends or family! Cheese Potatoes with Bacon are the ultimate side dish. These are our favorite mashed potatoes and are always a crowd pleaser. This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is so creamy, flavorful, and delicious. THE BEST cheesy mashed potatoes recipe!
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
4.3 based on 6 review(s)
- 2½ pounds Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- ¼ cup butter, melted, unsalted
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- 3-4 slices thin bacon or pancetta, sliced thin, cooked crisped & crumbled
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or more, to taste
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped chives, divided in-half
- *See Note.
- Place water in the bottom of a double boiler. Be sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the upper pan and bring the water to boil.
- Rinse the peeled potatoes under cold water and place them in the top of the double boiler, cover and steam the potatoes until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- Transfer cooked potatoes to a large bowl. (If desired, put the potatoes through a potato ricer.) If not ricing the potatoes, mash them with a potato masher. Add the butter and stir gently to combine. Add the cream, goat cheese, bacon (reserve 1 tablespoon bacon for garnish), salt, pepper and ½ teaspoon chopped chives. Mash gently until combined.
- Garnish with the other ½ teaspoon chives and the reserved bacon crumbles.
- *Note: The potatoes work just as well if they are boiled in salted water.
- Just be sure to drain them well.