Mashed Potatoes With Bacon and Cheddar

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

I got this recipe out of the Martha Stewart Living Annual Recipes 2003 book. It's very tasty, and good enough for a week night side, or even good enough for a dinner party.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Place in a large saucepan, and add enough cold water to cover by about 2 inches.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and reduce to a simmer.
  4. Cook until easily pierced with a paring knife, about 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a colander to drain; return to pan, cover, and set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. Add bacon, and cook until crisp and browned, turning once.
  8. Transfer to paper towels; let cool, and crumble.
  9. Using a fork, mash potatoes in pan until light and fluffy; add cream cheese, butter, and sour cream, and stir until combined and smooth.
  10. Add the onion and any onion juice, chives, 2 cups cheese, half the bacon, salt, and pepper.
  11. Stir until well combined.
  12. Transfer to a buttered 3-quart baking dish.
  13. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  14. Bake until top is slightly golden and potatoes are heated through, about 30 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven; garnish with remaining bacon.
  16. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I have never received so many compliments for a food dish before! I'm planning to bring to all BBQ invites!

Tracy11Morris February 16, 2012

I have made this a couple of times, but used cauliflower instead of potatoes. I steam two 20 oz. (2.5 lbs. total) bags of frozen cauliflower until very tender, drain well and then puree in my food processor. I proceed with the rest of the recipe using only 1/2 of the amount listed for each of the remaining ingredients called for and that still makes plenty for us. Since this is so rich and not exactly healthy, I don't make it that often. When I do, it's pure bliss!

Phat & Sassy June 12, 2010

Fantastic! As always with mashed potatoes I didn't use these exact ingredients, but most of them. I LOVE your onion/juice method, never done that before and it was delicious! Used more chives and onions, just a tiny bit of cream cheese because we were almost out.

Kristin D. December 16, 2009