Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Gorgonzola

This is the BEST way to buttery, melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes! 🥣 With basic ingredients, these fluffy, foolproof potatoes come out perfect every time. Easy enough for weeknights and a comforting classic with your holiday dinners. We love mix-ins like creamy gorgonzola crumbles, crispy turkey bacon, and fresh chives. 🥓 The coziest comfort food ever!

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Gorgonzola

Whether you have a warm and fuzzy memory of mashed potatoes, or not, I think we can all agree there is no greater comfort food. A creamy, rich hug in a bowl can be yours – and the recipe couldn’t be easier. All you need are five simple ingredients and about thirty minutes. Possibly, your closest pals too since this recipe serves eight fellow potato lovers.

Want to add a few delicious mix-ins to your dinnertime mash? Well, I don’t blame you!

My bacon-loving heart has always craved those crispy bits in a bowl of mashed potatoes. Fresh herbs and crumbly cheese are fun, too, but I find the flavor really amps up when you add a bunch of savory, salty chopped bacon. Want to truly taste happiness? You’ll find it with these loaded bacon mashed potatoes.

The secret to scrumptious, over-the-top potatoes is in the delicious, wood smoked turkey bacon I use! Every strip of Godshall’s bacon is fresh and tasty, and the whole family loves it. There is truly no better-quality, quick-cooking turkey bacon I’ve ever tasted. On the side of scrambled eggs, chopped in our salads and soups, and layered in a gooey grilled cheese – Godshall’s bacon is a super versatile family favorite. We even love it for protein-packed snacks.

Delicious and crisp from your microwave in just five seconds, it’s the ultimate fast food and perfect slice of bacon every time. Made with just seven all-natural ingredients, you can feel great serving your family Godshall’s Fully Cooked Turkey Bacon for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Are you ready to amp up the flavor in your mashed potatoes? Let’s get to the recipe!

Ready to cook your own Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Gorgonzola?

• Set a large pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Place whole, peeled potatoes into the pot. Cover potatoes, with the lid cracked just enough to let steam escape. Cook until potatoes are soft and tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Poke with a fork to check doneness.

• Drain well and transfer back to the pot. Using a handheld masher, mash potatoes gently to break into large chunks. Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or a handheld electric mixer, whip potatoes on medium speed. Add butter and salt. Gradually drizzle in whole milk to reach your desired texture.

• Stir in fresh chives, gorgonzola, and chopped turkey bacon until well mixed.

• Serve warm right away, or cover potatoes and place into a warm oven until ready to serve. You can also transfer mashed potatoes to a slow cooker set to Low.

Keep reading for full ingredient list + recipe, below

Want more easy, delicious potato side dishes? Try these!

• Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

Loaded Baked Potato Cheddar Soup

• Crispy Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

Simple Southern Potato Salad

• Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

• Garlic and Goat Cheese Potato Gratin

• Crispy Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges

Potato Skins with Cheddar, Bacon and Shallots

• Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

These mashed potatoes will rock your world! Hand down, this family recipe is one of our most requested side dishes, year round. We serve these with grilled and roasted meats, fried chicken, sizzled steaks, roasted vegetables, skillet meatballs and sausages, and of course, a good old-fashioned meatloaf or beef stroganoff.

How can you possibly resist a big scoop?

Swirl some silky softened butter into your hot potatoes, pinch of salt, and watch them whip up wonderfully in no time. I like to slowly drizzle in the whole milk (full fat is best for buttery mash) to let it really soak in.

Once you’ve got your perfect potato base, have fun with your mix-ins! Can’t go wrong with a crumbly cheese like feta, gorgonzola, asiago or cheddar. Want some fresh herbs? Fresh chives, chopped sage and thyme get top-billing in my potatoes – you’ve got to try it!

These mashed potatoes have become a treasured family recipe. I have every faith that you will absolutely love them, and enjoy them like we do. This recipe is easy enough for weeknights and makes a good amount of leftovers for small families! How perfect would these be on your holiday tables, too?

I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it with family and friends. Please leave a comment and a star rating, if you give it a go!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Turkey Bacon and Gorgonzola

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Turkey Bacon and Gorgonzola

Yield: 8 servings (as a side dish)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. (about 12) yellow gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 (3 oz. package) Godshall Turkey Bacon, chopped finely

Instructions

  1. Set a large pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Place whole, peeled potatoes into the pot. Cover potatoes, with the lid cracked just enough to let steam escape. Cook until potatoes are soft and tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Poke with a fork to check doneness.
  2. Drain well and transfer back to the pot. Using a handheld masher, mash potatoes gently to break into large chunks. Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or a handheld electric mixer, whip potatoes on medium speed. Add butter and salt. Gradually drizzle in whole milk to reach your desired texture.
  3. Stir in fresh chives, gorgonzola, and chopped turkey bacon until well mixed.
  4. Serve warm right away, or cover potatoes and place into a warm oven until ready to serve. You can also transfer mashed potatoes to a slow cooker set to Low.
  5. Enjoy!

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