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88% would make again

Maple Bacon Mashed Potatoes

A quick and easy spin on a traditional side dish, these mashed potatoes are made with pure maple syrup and topped with crispy bacon bits to make for an irresistible sweet and savory combination!

Tasty Team

Total Time

40 minutes

40 min

Prep Time

25 minutes

25 min

Cook Time

15 minutes

15 min

Total Time

40 minutes

40 min

Prep Time

25 minutes

25 min

Cook Time

15 minutes

15 min

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 ½ tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided
  • 2 lb russet potato (910 g), peeled and cut into 2 in pieces (5 cm)
  • cold water, for cooking potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, divided. plus 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • ⅓ cup whole milk (80 mL), plus more as needed
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream (80 mL), plus more as needed
  • 1 stick unsalted butter

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 474
    Fat 23g
    Carbs 49g
    Fiber 4g
    Sugar 5g
    Protein 19g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Cook the bacon in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate with tongs to drain, reserving the bacon grease.
  2. Chop the bacon strips into pieces, then transfer to a small bowl and toss with ½ tablespoon of maple syrup. Set aside.
  3. Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch (2.5 cm). Add 1 tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes, until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot.
  4. Add the milk, heavy cream, butter, and reserved bacon grease to a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until the butter melts.
  5. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or ricer. Pour in the warm milk mixture and stir until smooth. Add the remaining tablespoon of maple syrup and remaining 1½ teaspoons of salt and stir to combine. Add more milk or heavy cream if the potatoes are too stiff.
  6. Transfer the potatoes to a large serving bowl, top with the maple-coated bacon, and serve.
  7. Enjoy!
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