Bacon and Sage Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Save these rich, decadent mashed potatoes for the coldest, dreariest winter day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the potatoes and enough broth to barely cover them in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer just until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes, reserving the cooking liquid.
  4. Return the potatoes and 1 cup of the cooking liquid to the saucepan and, using a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon, mash until smooth. Add the butter and gouda and stir until incorporated and melted; do not overmix.
  5. If necessary, add more broth to attain the desired consistency.
  6. Stir in the bacon, sage and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I only needed a couple of servings so used a couple of medium potatoes and then estimated the rest of the ingredients. Love the smoked gouda, have never used it in mashed potatoes and what fun to find a way to use the fresh sage that has survived our horrid summer. Terrific way to dress up a plain roasted chicken.

duonyte September 25, 2012

Although I did follow the recipe on down (pretty much, anyway), I did use low sodium chicken broth & unsalted butter, & I substituted 2 rounded tablespoons of Hormel's Real Bacon Pieces for the fried bacon! Absolutely great tasting mashed potatoes & now a recipe that's a keeper! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike December 28, 2011

OMG these taste so good. I used Carisma potatoes (a low GI potatoe) and 1/2 regular gouda and 1/2 smoked cheddar and the lean bacon and sage and a 4 serve lot was gobbled up by 3 of us. thank you Annacia for a great mash, made for Please Review My Recipe.

I'mPat December 01, 2011