Bacon and Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

a good quick microwave method.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potato pieces in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  2. cover bowl with plastic, and cut a 1 inch slit in the center of plastic wrap.
  3. Microwave 10 minutes, and let stand for 2 minutes.
  4. Add sour cream, and remaining ingredients to a bowl, and mash with a potato masher to desired consistancy.
Most Helpful

5 5

So quick and easy and had a great flavor! Made with white cheddar since that is what was in the fridge, but left the rest of the ingredients as is. I didn't mash the potatoes too much, left them kind of chunky. Made for Zaar Stars.

5 5

Great pototoes weekend cooker. We really enjoyed this dish. It was quick and really easy to make with nice results. Made exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing...except that I would remember to add the chives. The texture was perfect and the flavor spot on. Thanks for sharing a recipe that we really enjoyed and will make again.

4 5

I simplified this even further by using instant potato flakes - it's just too darn hot - and it worked out really well. I made only two portions but used two strips of bacon. I chopped the bacon and then fried it - I find this releases more of the fat. I did not add any salt, as the cheese and bacon added enough for our taste. I might not use the sour cream next time - I love sour cream in mashed potatoes, but for me this was almost too many flavors in the dish. I had never considered mixing bacon or cheese right into the mashed potatoes, great idea.