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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

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 282kcal
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!
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  • 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.
  • Enjoy!
  • *Note: The potatoes work just as well if they are boiled in salted water.
  • Just be sure to drain them well.



Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 809mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 6.4mg