Boring potatoes these are not, thanks to flavor-packed stir-ins. Leeks add gut-friendly prebiotic fiber to this dish; a smart amount of center-cut bacon imparts smoky, salty undertones. Be sure to pick up Yukon Gold potatoes; their higher starch content yields a fluffier, creamier mash.

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Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: 2/3 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook Yukon Gold potatoes in simmering water until tender, 20 minutes. Cook bacon slices in a skillet over medium-high until crispy. Remove and crumble bacon; add chopped leeks to skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 8 minutes. Drain potatoes; mash with whole milk, sour cream, kosher salt, black pepper, and leeks. Top with chopped fresh chives and crumbled bacon.


Nutrition Facts

157 calories; fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 3g; sugars 3g; sodium 322mg.