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Bacon-Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Bacon-Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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  • Makes: 10 to 12 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 20 mins

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  • 3 pounds russet, Yukon gold or red potatoes, peeled if desired and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk, whipping cream, half-and-half or light cream
  • 6 slices bacon, crumbled
  • 6 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Melted butter (optional)


  1. In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven, cook potatoes, covered, in enough lightly salted boiling water to cover for 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, for 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 an electric 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.

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