Bacon Mashed Potatoes

"This is out of a Eatingwell can serve these potatoes with grilled steak or chicken..."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (159 g)
  • Calories 147.6
  • Total Fat - 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 13.3 mg
  • Sodium - 412.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 5.4 g
  • Calcium - 62.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with 2 inches of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, partially covered, until tender 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Crumble when cool enough to handle.

Step 3

Mash the potatoes, milk (or buttermilk), salt and pepper with a potato masher until the liquid is incorporated but some chunks of potato still remain. Fold in sour cream, scallions and the crumbled bacon.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These were great! Comfort without a load of butter. Very tasty and great for a weeknight. These will be made again for sure. Thank you, Teresa, for sharing. Made it for Billboard tag game.

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(22 Apr 2022)


Thanks for the side to our supper. Bacon is good in mashed potatoes.

(21 Sep 2021)

Mia in Germany

Awesome! I never used buttermilk in mashed potatoes, but will do it always now! This was so good, I'm going to make it again next week. Thanks for sharing!

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(11 Jul 2021)

Daily Inspiration

Great mashed potatoes - loved the addition of the buttermilk along with the sour cream. The bacon was a nice bonus. Yummy. : )

(12 Aug 2020)


So easy and delicious, this is my new go to recipe for potatoes

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(25 Apr 2020)


We loved these potatoes. Served with Hamburger gravy and salad for a delicious meal.

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(17 Feb 2020)