Mashed Potatoes With Garlic and Bacon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Russell makes great mashed potatoes-here's one of his variations!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 2 slices bacon, diced and cooked until crispy
  • 1 tablespoon snipped chives (we use garlic ones)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Boil the potatoes and garlic until tender.
  2. Drain and mash them with the sour cream.
  3. Add the bacon and herbs and season to taste with the salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

very good put in alittle less sour cream added 3 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat even I would say they were the best mashed potatoes I ever made

gaatag April 01, 2012

I have made these ages ago & several times, but never had a chance to review. Delicious. It would have been delicious "as is" but I made some changes based on what ingredients I had at home. Instead of the chives I used some softened onions; no parsley so omitted that, & have used both sour cream & Greek style yogurt on different occasions. The only other change I made was to mash with the skins still on; it doesn't make for a pretty mash, but the skins are nutritious, flavoursome & add fibre. This is a definite keeper & another reason to love bacon & spuds! :-)

MrsSPheonix July 07, 2012

Loved the inclusion of the garlic when cooking the potatoes added just the right amount of flavour (I cooked the equivalent of 3 large potatoes using chat [baby] potatoes as that was all I had left after finding out my large ones had a rotten one amongst them phewwwwww, but kept all other amounts the same but used just garlic chives snipped from the garden (no parsley) and just a little sliced spring onion I had left over from the night before. The DM gobbled up the lot which was a shock because lately she has refused to eat mash unless it is sweet potatoe. Thank you Jan and Russell, great recipe, made for Edition 7 - Make My Recipe.

I'mPat February 17, 2009