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!
2½poundsYukon Gold or Russet potatoespeeled and chopped
3-4slicesthin bacon or pancettasliced thin, cooked crisped & crumbled
½teaspoonkosher saltor more, to taste
1teaspoonfresh chopped chivesdivided in-half
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.