Cream Cheese, Bacon, and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Cozy and comforting, these easy mashed red-skinned potatoes are full of deliciousness with help from cream cheese, bacon, sour cream, and fresh dill!

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Does anyone else miss Christmas? It comes and goes so fast. Totally bummed that another one has already come and gone. It’s January 5th, but I’m not over it yet. Every year passes in a flash, so it will probably be here again before we know it! I’m also very sad that football season is nearly over, but that’s another story.

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Now that the holidays are over, I am very ready for a breather from sweets. I honestly didn’t even know it was possible for me to feel this way, but about a week before Christmas, I found myself actually craving savory foods.

I like to cook a little here and there, but I don’t have the same passion for it as baking. I get streaks where I’m really into it, but I have to be in the right mood. Recently, I was very much in the right mood. Still am. I was soooo ready for something different, that I made 5 savory dishes in the same weekend, including the Cranberry Pistachio Goat Cheese Truffles.

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Some of you might be done thinking about mashed potatoes since the quintessential mashed potato holidays are over, but I’m still into them. I’m into all things comfort food right now. January and February are still going to bring some colder weather, and I like cozy and warm foods in these winter months. When I spotted big bags of red-skinned potatoes on sale, it was too tempting for me to resist.

My favorite recipe for mashed potatoes is one that my Grandma’s made for a long time. They have cream cheese, sour cream, and bacon in them. So… you know they’re good! Growing up, we had mashed potatoes regularly, but she didn’t always make this version, so these were a little more novel to me than regular mashed potatoes. I always got excited when she made these! Her original recipe doesn’t have dill, but I am in love with how delicious dill is with potatoes. These do not disappoint! They’re packed with so many delicious things!

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Cream Cheese, Bacon, and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
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Buttery and creamy mashed potatoes with cream cheese, bacon, sour cream, and dlill!
Recipe type: Vegetables & Sides
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 2 lbs. red skinned potatoes, rinsed, chopped
  • ½ c. milk or cream
  • ½ c. sour cream (I use Greek yogurt as a sub!)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ c. butter
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  1. In a large pot, boil unpeeled potatoes until tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  2. Once tender, drain the potatoes.
  3. I transferred the potatoes to a large bowl to use a hand masher, but you could use a mixing bowl if that's your preference.
  4. Mash potatoes until the larger chunks break up.
  5. Add all ingredients except the fresh dill, and mix potatoes until creamy and smooth, and ingredients are well-incorporated.
  6. Fold in dill.
  7. Enjoy!

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    • says

      Dill in potatoes is FABULOUS. My SIL puts lots of dill in her potato salad, and it’s to-die-for. It inspired me to add it to these potatoes that my Gma makes. I love dill with all things potatoes! Try it! :)

  1. says

    I can’t believe that Christmas is over and we’re already in 2015! These potatoes look fantastic, Sarah! I can never get enough of the homemade kind, and this one looks delicious! I’ve never tried both sour cream and cream cheese in mashed potatoes, so I’m sure it makes them taste out-of-this-world good! Delish!

    • says

      I know… I’m so bummed that Christmas is over. #denial. Haha! Seriously, I’m not taking down decorations for another few days which is downright sad! It comes and goes so fast! Good – so glad you aren’t sick of potatoes! I am still really digging comfort foods right now!

    • says

      Thanks, Kelly! I’m so glad you like them! The dill really makes them special too. I love dill with potatoes. I know, isn’t it sad that Christmas is gone? I miss it! Haha. It will be back again before we know it though! I’m leaving up my decorations for just a little while longer – don’t care what the neighbors think! :)

    • says

      Me too, Dorothy! I *never* get sick of sweets and desserts, and for the first time that I can remember, I’m kind of over them right now! It won’t last though! Haha. I am pretty new to blogging, so going through the Christmas season with even more baked goods than usual probably did it for me! :) I’ve been craving lots of savory!!

  2. says

    Your photos make me want to grab a fork and dig right into your bowl of mashed potatoes. This recipe sounds like heaven….of course, anything with bacon is heavenly in my book :) This is going to be something I have to try. All of your recipes look super good. I’m on my way to check out your Amaretto Crepes next!

    I’d love if you’d be willing to share this at my link party. Have a great day, Sarah!

    • says

      Thanks, Jamie! I’d love to join your party. I appreciate the invite! I’m so glad you like the mashed potatoes – they’re my absolute favorite. :)

  3. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Total comfort food, Sarah! Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays – pinned and sharing on Facebook! :)

    • says

      Oh my gosh, that’s awesome!!! I’m so glad you tried them and liked them! Thanks for letting me know, Annie! It’s so exciting when other people try a recipe! Isn’t dill in potatoes *amazing*? I don’t think I can ever go back to potatoes without it! Haha! It’s excellent in potato salad too! :)


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