Easy Homestyle Cheddar Bacon Mashed Potatoes

A new family favorite side dish for busy weeknights or holiday meals. Lightened-up with Greek yogurt and made fast and easy with five ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar bacon mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 164kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 2 pounds white or red potatoes cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese, (1 cup) - reserve about 1/4 cup for sprinkling on top, if desired
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk, any variety
  • 2 slices cooked and crumbled bacon, reserve a small amount for sprinkling on top, if desired
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste


  • Cover potatoes in a pot with cold water, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook for about 12-15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain well and return potatoes to the pot, allowing some of the excess moisture to evaporate.
  • Mash potatoes with a hand potato masher, leaving just a little chunky.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the hot potatoes and cover with a lid for a couple minutes to allow the heat to start to melt the cheese.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, milk, salt, and pepper, and stir in with a spatula until smooth, then stir in the bacon.
  • Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl, and top with reserved cheese and bacon, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 3.8mg