Bacon and Gouda Mashed Potatoes

Crunchy bacon and creamy Gouda make these mashed potatoes the perfect cheesy side dish. Serve alongside your favorite entrée for an easy weeknight dinner.


  • 1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 quart cold water
  • 2 1/4 tsps kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Crystal Farms® Butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 pinch black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 cup Crystal Farms Shredded Gouda Cheese
  • 6 tbsps bacon, cooked, chopped


  • In a 4-quart pot, bring the potatoes, water and 2 teaspoons of salt to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Strain.
  • Meanwhile, combine the cream and butter in a medium saucepan and bring to simmer.
  • In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, blend potatoes. Gradually add cream and butter to potatoes. Add sour cream, black pepper and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Blend until combined. Fold in shredded Gouda cheese and chopped bacon. Serve immediately.