Once you’ve tried this version of mashed potatoes, you’ll never go back! Irresistibly creamy potatoes with swirls of melted blue cheese and chunks of savory bacon . . . the new favorite dish at your Thanksgiving table!

Ingredients: *Serves 6-8

  • 8-10 red potatoes
  • 1 lbs. bacon
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2-3/4 cups half and half (adjust to taste and texture)
  • 6 oz. blue cheese (more or less to taste)
  • Chives for garnish, optional


  1. Rinse the potatoes and chop into quarters.
  2. Fill a large pot half way with water and heat until boiling. Once boiling, add the chopped potatoes and cook until fork tender. Drain the water.
  3. While potatoes are cooking, cut the bacon into small pieces and cook in a skillet pan. Drain the grease and set aside.
  4. In the large pot, melt the butter and then add the potatoes. Gently mash with a potato masher. (Don’t over mash or they will become gummy).
  5. Add in the salt, plain Greek yogurt, half and half, crumbled blue cheese and 3/4 of the bacon. Mix gently until incorporated. Top with the remaining bacon and sprinkle with chives if desired.

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