Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Bacon belong on every holiday table! You need these Bacon & Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes if you’re about to entertain friends or family! Bacon Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate side dish. This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is so creamy, flavorful, and delicious. THE BEST cheesy mashed potatoes recipe!

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes garnished with bacon

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Bacon are the only Mashed Potatoes Recipe I need in life!

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes are a recipe I hold near and dear…to my stomach. What’s not to love about easy mashed potatoes filled with bacon and cheese? I made these goat cheese mashed potatoes, because the goat cheese is so creamy and adds lots of flavor!

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. These cheesy mashed potatoes are the perfect recipe to cook up for the holidays.

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 Goat Cheese & Bacon 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!

This Cheesy Mashed Potatoes recipe is filled with bacon and goat cheese. That’s right, goat cheese mashed potatoes are going to change your life!

Goat cheese mashed potatoes with bacon in a white bowl

A bowl of cheesy mashed potatoes with goat cheese & bacon

How do you make the Perfect Cheesy Mashed Potatoes?

These cheesy 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’m addicted would be an understatement. These are legitimately my favorite mashed potatoes of ALL TIME.

These goat cheese mashed potatoes with bacon 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 Bacon & Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

We have chosen to use a double boiler to cook our potatoes beforehand. There are lots of ways to prepare the potatoes, but I like this way best.

When ready to serve, these cheesy mashed 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 Bacon Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese 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. They are SO CREAMY thanks to the goat cheese.

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a bowl of cheesy mashed potatoes

Can these Cheesy 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 Mashed Potatoes with Bacon keep?

Properly stored, this cheesy mashed potatoes recipe should stay good for 3-5 days in the fridge.

What’s best to serve with this Mashed Potatoes Recipe?

We love so many recipes with these Bacon Mashed Potatoes. Some of our favorites are Copycat Honey Baked Ham, Dutch Oven Short Ribs, and Mississippi Roast!

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes covered with melted butter

How can you say no to these CHEESY Mashed Potatoes? Bacon mashed potatoes with goat cheese are one of my favorites now, and I’m so glad I tried adding goat cheese because it really makes them so creamy. I hope you try these out too!

Watch the video or see the recipe card below for full details on How to make Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. Enjoy!

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5 from 5 votes
Every Thanksgiving table needs BACON GOAT CHEESE MASHED POTATOES! These are our favorite mashed potatoes and are always a crowd pleaser. So creamy, flavorful, and delicious. THE BEST cheesy mashed potato recipe!
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Bacon belong on every holiday table! You need these Bacon & Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes if you're about to entertain friends or family! Bacon Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate side dish. This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is so creamy, flavorful, and delicious. THE BEST cheesy mashed potatoes recipe!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: goat cheese mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
  • 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
  1. *See Note.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Garnish with the other ½ teaspoon chives and the reserved bacon crumbles.
  6. Enjoy!
  7. *Note: The potatoes work just as well if they are boiled in salted water.
  8. Just be sure to drain them well.

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Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 391mg 16%
Potassium 809mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 9.6%
Vitamin C 26.1%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 35.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Vicki Bensinger
You had me at bacon and goat cheese!
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Look so delicious!!! I wish to eat all this at the first instant once I see them. Many thanks for sharing these food.
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Thank you for uploading this recipe. By the look I can tell that this recipe will taste good and also the ingredients are easily available in the market.
I know this year has gone by so fast! Just yesterday we were starting 2017. These potatoes look AMAZING. I mean anything with goat cheese and bacon is amazing, but these look awesome. I've used all different kinds of cheeses in my mashed potatoes, but never thought of goat cheese - what a wonderful idea. And deep fried? Yes please! But I can see how they may just not make it that far!
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