Mashed Potatoes with Gouda and Bacon

This will probably be the last recipe to come from my Richmond kitchen. We’re finally packing and we load up and pull out for good Saturday morning. I have mixed emotions about this move. Usually I’m all about new places and new people. But I’ve loved it here. It has only been four years but this is home. We’ve spent the majority of our married lives here, started a family here. I hope Chicago will be so good to us.

I plan on cooking and blogging again. As soon as things get settled and our life regains some sort of routine. Motherhood has been a big change, but it definitely won’t keep me out of the kitchen and away from you! So until then- I leave you with this creamy cheesy not-so-waistline friendly mashed potato casserole. Bacon, gouda, sour cream… I probably don’t need to tell you that it’s heavenly.

Mashed Potatoes with Gouda and Bacon


8 slices bacon
5 large green onions, finely chopped
3 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter
1/3-1/2 cup milk (to desired consistency)
2 cups (about 8 oz.) smoked gouda, grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Butter a 9×13 baking dish. Cook bacon until browned and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Chop bacon. Place in a medium bowl and add green onions; toss to combine.

2. Place potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover. Sprinkle with salt. Cover and boil with lid slightly ajar until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain.

3. Add the sour cream, butter, and milk to the pot. Using a potato masher, mash until almost smooth. Add more milk to thin if necessary. Stir in 1 1/2 cups smoked gouda and 1 cup of the bacon-onion mixture. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spread in the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheese.

4. Preheat oven to 375 F and bake for about 30 minutes until the edges are bubbling and the top is golden. Top with the remaining bacon-onion mixture and serve.

Serves 6-8.

(Adapted from Bon Appetit)

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10 Responses to Mashed Potatoes with Gouda and Bacon

  1. Cakefairyblog June 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Want this so much right now! Good luck with your move. I’m sure it will be a great new chapter in your life!

  2. Alice June 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Amazing!! I never thought of making mashed potatoes with Gouda, will have to try this sometime..!

  3. Tess Maxey August 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    I just found your blog and I’m so sorry to hear you’ve moved! I’m just south of Richmond and love it. I love to cook and your blog looks like something I’d like to follow but I don’t see where I can leave my e-mail address for notifications. What is the best way to go about it? Tess

  4. Tess Maxey August 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Yay I found the subscribe button!!! Your blog looks wonderful!

  5. Kristin September 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE your blog!! A couple of years after discovering it, I am still absolutely loving all of your recipes. They never disappoint!

  6. Ashley June 17, 2013 at 1:36 am #

    I made these as a side for Father’s Day dinner, and they were great! Love all the smokiness going on in there. This makes a TON, so we will be enjoying it all week 🙂 Great blog!

  7. Leah December 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Is this possible to make ahead of time and stick in the oven right before serving?

    • Jessie Davis January 1, 2017 at 11:04 am #

      sure! it’ll just need some time to reheat!


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