I love cooking with blue cheese. It goes so well with bacon! This Thanksgiving, mix things up with an updated mashed potato recipe. These Blue Cheese & Bacon Mashed Potatoes have all the creaminess you love with the savory taste of blue cheese and bacon.
What are some of your family’s Thanksgiving traditions? For my family, it’s a day long event! We have the traditional dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and more followed by lots and lots of pie. After that, we go for a bike ride to burn off all that food. At night, we eat leftovers, have a bonfire, and play games.
Thanksgiving is all about enjoying delicious food surrounded by family. That’s my kind of holiday! For this recipe, I wanted to take a traditional dish and give it a more modern twist. Bacon makes everything better, right?
- 4 large russet potatoes
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 (5 oz) package of blue cheese crumbles
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 4 strips of bacon, fried and chopped into small pieces
- Peel and dice the potatoes. Place in a pot and fill with water to about an inch above the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain.
- Add butter, milk, sour cream and about 1/2 of the blue cheese to the potatoes. Mash until creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle the bacon into the mashed potatoes and mix until the pieces are spread throughout.
- Sprinkle with blue cheese, mix gently, and serve immediately.
Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. To celebrate the holiday, Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. There are 20 awesome blogs sharing 52 recipes
The idea is based on the old-fashioned progressive dinner party, in which you’d eat each course at a different guest’s home. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal. Be sure to check out today’s recipes for entrees, salads and side dishes.
We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner. Hope you can join us!
Here’s the full menu for today!
The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey from My Cooking Spot
Roasted Turducken from The Speckled Palate
Beer Brined Turkey with Bacon Gravy from Cake ‘n’ Knife
Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Orange-Cranberry Reduction from Home at Six
Smoked Mushroom Steaks with Herbed Bread Crumbs (Vegan) from Betty Becca
Turkey, Apple & Sweet Potato Pot Pies from Love & Flour
Creamy Pumpkin Apple Pasta from My Cooking Spot
Mushroom Spinach Farro from Think Fruitful
Bacon and Cornbread Stuffing from Chez CateyLou
Sweet Potato Crunch from I Cook. I Eat. It’s Life.
Blue Cheese & Bacon Mashed Potatoes from A Savory Feast
Sausage Stuffing from the Wetherills Say I Do
Butternut Squash Grits from Homespun Seasonal Living
Thanksgiving Wine Pairings from Twin Stripe
What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?