Mashed Potatoes With Bacon and Blue Cheese

Mashed Potatoes With Bacon and Blue Cheese
Tom Schierlitz
Serves 8
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
40
minutes

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.
Charlyne Mattox
October 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 324
  • 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
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.