Mashed Potatoes With Bacon and Blue Cheese

Photo by Tom Schierlitz
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  • Serves 8
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 324 calories
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 48 mg
    • Sodium 567 mg
    • Protein 9 g
    • Carbohydrate 32 g
    • Sugar 2 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 127 mg


  1. Check 3pounds russet potatoes (about 6; peeled if desired), cut into 2-inch chunks
  2. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  3. Check 3ounces bacon (6 slices)
  4. Check 3/4cup whole milk
  5. Check 8tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut up
  6. Check 4ounces blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add 2 teaspoons salt and enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then crumble.
  3. Add the milk, butter, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the potatoes and mash to the desired consistency. Fold in the bacon and top with the blue cheese.