Recently, when I posted these pork chops, you may have noticed the yummy looking mashed potatoes on the plate. As much as I loved those pork chops, the potatoes were my favorite- they were mixed with lots of butter, tangy goat cheese and crisp, smoky bacon- a real winner! My mom likes to add cream cheese to her mashed potatoes when she wants a “fancier” feel, and we’ve always loved them, so when I had tons of delicious goat cheese to use up I thought it might be a nice spinoff of my moms’ idea. It certainly was! This is my new favorite way to eat mashed potatoes! Next time you have some goat cheese laying around just begging to be used, try this recipe- you’ll love it!

Bacon-Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

4-5 medium sized Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons butter
3 ounces goat cheese
3/4 cup milk
salt and pepper
4 or 5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

In a medium pot, cover the potatoes with water and cook over medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain the potatoes and add in the butter, goat cheese, milk and salt and pepper. Using a potato masher, stand mixer or hand mixer, mash the potatoes until fluffy and free of lumps. Stir in the bacon and check for seasoning. If your potatoes are thicker than you’d like, add in more milk. Serves about 2.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original

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  1. Wow, this sounds so delicious! I bet the goat cheese makes the potatoes so creamy and tasty!

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    Comment by Dana — February 7, 2012 @ 9:10 AM

  2. You had me at bacon. And then again at goat cheese :) Love the twist!

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    Comment by Shawnda — February 7, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

  3. Wowza. Well, I was *trying* to eat healthier and lose weight… ;)

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    Comment by Mrs. Jen B — February 7, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

  4. This looks amazing! I would use cheddar though. :)

    I know your due date was a while back so I hope everything is okay and that you’re feeling well. I’m sending positive thoughts your way, as silly as that sounds.

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    Comment by Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 7, 2012 @ 3:19 PM

  5. Hmm, maybe you could’ve added some, i don’t know, BABY to your mashed potatoes???? Hellooooo?!?!?!? We want the baby! Show us the baby! Nobody puts baby in a corner!!!

    Sorry, I got carried away at the end.

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    Comment by Auntie Lindsay — February 8, 2012 @ 5:45 PM

  6. those sound absolutely amazing. bacon? good. goat cheese? good. potatoes? good. definitely going to have to try these! hope that baby is here safe and sound!

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    Comment by elizabeth @ the kitchen counsel — February 9, 2012 @ 7:25 PM

  7. Your mashed potatoes look DELICIOUS! Love it when a side dish steals the show. :)

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    Comment by Kimby — February 10, 2012 @ 8:04 AM

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