Bacon Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 2½ pounds Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup butter, melted, unsalted
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 3-4 slices thin bacon or pancetta, sliced thin, cooked crisped & crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or more, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped chives, divided in-half
  1. Instructions
  2. See Note.
  3. Place water in the bottom of a double boiler. Be sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the upper pan and bring the water to boil.
  4. Rinse the peeled potatoes under cold water and place them in the top of the double boiler, cover and steam the potatoes until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Transfer cooked potatoes to a large bowl. (If desired, put the potatoes through a potato ricer.) If not ricing the potatoes, mash them with a potato masher. Add the butter and stir gently to combine. Add the cream, goat cheese, bacon (reserve 1 tablespoon bacon for garnish), salt, pepper and ½ teaspoon chopped chives. Mash gently until combined.
  6. Garnish with the other ½ teaspoon chives and the reserved bacon crumbles.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Note: The potatoes work just as well if they are boiled in salted water.
  9. Just be sure to drain them well.