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Easy Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Take your classic mashed potatoes to the next level this holiday season with the addition of crispy bacon pieces! This recipe for Easy Bacon Mashed Potatoes is sure to be the star at your holiday feast.

If you’re looking for more holiday side dishes, try some of my other favorites like my Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes, Simple Cranberry Kale Salad, or my Bone Broth Mashed Potatoes.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Creamy: These Easy Bacon Mashed Potatoes still have all the creamy mashed potato vibes as the classics. I use Organic Valley Salted Butter and Organic Valley Whole Milk to ensure smooth and creamy perfection in every bite!

Salty: If you like a little saltiness in your food (I mean c’mon who doesn’t!?) these Easy Bacon Mashed Potatoes provide exactly that. With the addition of crispy bacon pieces, you get that little bit of salty goodness in every bite.

Bacon: Do I have to explain more? I don’t think so, because anything with bacon in it is always better! I use my favorite Organic Valley Pork Bacon (without added sugar) and it crisps up perfectly in the air fryer. Then I just chop it up into little bits and stir into the mashed potatoes.

I created this recipe for my friends at Organic Prairie using their Organic Pork Bacon. This is my favorite bacon! I love ordering from Organic Prairie as it’s incredibly easy to get the best premium organic meat delivered right to my door, even in my remote town! I know that all the pork is USA born, raised, and processed, and that’s a big deal for me. So, check them out this holiday season!

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Ingredients for Easy Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Organic Red Potatoes

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Organic Prairie Pork Bacon

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

Tools Needed

Caraway Stock Pot

Cast Iron Skillet (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off your order!)

Potato Masher

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How to Make Easy Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Step 1

Cook the bacon to your liking. You can do this in a cast iron skillet, air fryer, toaster oven, or oven. Once cooked, chop into small bits and set aside.

Step 2

Fill a 5-quart stock pot three-quarters full with water.

Step 3

Chop potatoes into halves or quarters, so they are all about the same size. Add the potatoes to the pot.

Step 4

Bring the potatoes to a boil and boil for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft when poked with a fork. Strain the water.

Step 5

Add the butter to the hot potatoes. Mash the potatoes and butter together using a potato masher. Add in half the milk and mash together, then add in the remaining milk and mash together. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6

Stir in the bacon bits and serve immediately.

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FAQ's

Can I use another kind of potato?

Yes, if you prefer to use Russet potatoes or Baby Gold potatoes, those are also great options! You could even make this recipe with sweet potatoes!

Can I use ghee in place of butter?

Yes, you can absolutely use ghee in place of butter.

What should I serve this recipe with?

This is a great holiday recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter, and it goes so well with my Savory Mustard Herb Ham, Apple Cider Honey Baked Ham, or Roasted Herb Butter Turkey! You can also make this dish any night of the week, and it would make a delicious side dish to Garlic Balsamic Pork Loin Roast or Garlic Herb Beef Tenderloin.

How should I store these?

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Easy Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Mimi Council
Have the most crave-worthy mashed potatoes at your holiday dinner this season! These Easy Bacon Mashed Potatoes will have everyone wanting more!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Makes 6 servings
Calories 343 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook the bacon to your liking. You can do this in a cast iron skillet, air fryer, toaster oven, or oven. Once cooked, chop into small bits and set aside.
  • Fill a 5-quart stock pot three-quarters full with water.
  • Chop potatoes into halves or quarters, so they are all about the same size. Add the potatoes to the pot.
  • Bring the potatoes to a boil and boil for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft when poked with a fork. Strain the water.
  • Add the butter to the hot potatoes. Mash the potatoes and butter together using a potato masher. Add in half the milk and mash together, then add in the remaining milk and mash together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in the bacon bits and serve immediately.

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted. The potatoes may take a few more minutes to boil as water boils at a lower temperature at high altitude, so be sure to check them!

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 8gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 345mgPotassium: 796mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 291IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
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