Bacon Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side dish/Potatoes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Bacon Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes ~ Mashed red potatoes with bacon, mushrooms, and blue cheese mixed in; the ultimate in side dish heaven.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs red potatoes; cleaned and cubed
  • 4-6 thick cut slices of bacon; chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced/grated
  • 1/4 lb (4 oz carton) blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/3-1/2 cup heavy cream; to desired consistency
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 oz diced mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp diced chives
  • Salt/Pepper; to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil; generously salt and add potatoes.
  2. Cook until fork tender, about 12-15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, over medium-high heat, cook the bacon about 4 minutes; add the garlic, cook another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking another 5 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and the mushrooms are soft and brown. Remove from heat.
  5. When the potatoes are cooked, drain and place back in the pan or a large bowl. Add the butter, cream, and some salt and pepper.
  6. Rough mash using a potato masher.
  7. Add the blue cheese, and bacon mixture, mix to combine.
  8. Stir in the chives, reserving a few as garnish.
  9. Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl, garnish with the remaining chives.