Bacon-Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes


Big hunks of blue cheese set this mashed potato recipe apart from the rest. Butter, milk, and bacon add even more decadence.

Bacon-Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 3 pound russet, Yukon gold or red potatoes, peeled if desired and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ - ¾ cup milk, heavy cream, or half-and-half

  • 6 slices bacon, crumbled

  • 6 ounce crumbled blue cheese

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • Melted butter (optional)


  1. In a 4- to 5-qt. Dutch oven, cook potatoes, covered, in enough lightly salted boiling water to cover 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain. Return the hot, drained potatoes to the hot Dutch oven. Add the 1/4 cup butter. Let stand, uncovered, 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the milk over low heat until hot but not boiling.

  2. In a medium skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels; set aside.

  3. Mash potatoes with a potato masher or beat with a mixer on low speed just until light and fluffy. Stir in the warm milk, blue cheese, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in additional milk to make potatoes desired creaminess. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and sliced green onion. If desired, serve drizzled with additional butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
12g Fat
26g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 557mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 42%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 663mg 14%
Folate, total 27.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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