Caramelized Onion Bacon Mashed Potatoes - Delicious Side Dish Recipe! (2024)

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Caramelized onions and bacon add sweet and salty flavors to these creamy caramelized onion bacon mashed potatoes.

Today, I’m sharing the ultimate comfort food side dish! But, before I talk about these caramelized onion bacon mashed potatoes, I have to give a little update on family.

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Lately, I’ve been complainingabout being busy, traveling for work a bunch, and generally having too many things to cram into each day.Well, last week, my son Eli got sick and BAM, everything came screeching to a halt.

We ended up in the hospital for a 24-hour observation stay.He’s okay (just very prone to croup and the bad things that come with it), but he scared the living daylights out of us.

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Everything got cancelled. Everyone got ignored, and I just got to focus on my baby for a little bit. We stayed home for a few days afterwards to let him rest, and I got lots of snuggles in. We watched a ton of Thomas the Train episodes while sitting in a pile of blankets and his stuffed animals.

I hate that I’m saying this (I might even regret it), but it felt luxurious. We had nowhere to go and nothing to do but be together.

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Getting to spend time with and actually focus on my boy felt like a luxury. Even though it was a resultof him being so sick, I am still grateful for the chance to spend that downtime with him, with nothing else to do. Just typing that makes me sad, but it’s the truth. It’s the plight of working Moms everywhere, I think.

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When we got back from the hospital, he was ready for a major nap. We laid him down, and I fled to the kitchen. Cooking is therapy for me and I needed to lose myself in something hands-on.I set out to make some comfort food for dinner.

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I made mustard and beer braised pork ribsand these decadent, dreamy caramelized onion bacon mashed potatoes. I would proudly serve these awesome mashed potatoes to the Queen of England, but that night, I served the ribs and these mashed potatoes to my little familyand we felt a shred of normalcy again. And that was a very good thing!

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Caramelized Onion and Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Yield: Serves 5-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Caramelized onions and bacon add sweet and salty flavors to these creamy, dreamy mashed potatoes.

Ingredients

For the caramelized onions:

  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter

For the potatoes:

  • 5 cups Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, cubed (roughly 2-3 pounds)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

Mix-ins:

  • ¼-pound bacon, cooked and diced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the onions: Add onions and butter into a large skillet. Sauté on low-medium heat for 20-25 minutes, until onions are caramelized. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  2. Cook the potatoes: To a large stockpot, add cubed potatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Then, reduce heat to low, and cover. Allow to cook for 15-20 minutes, or until you can pierce through the potatoes easily with a fork.
  3. Drain potatoes, then add cooked potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Add butter and milk. Mash gently until there are no lumps. You can also use a stand mixer to mash the potatoes.
  4. To the mashed potatoes, add cooked bacon, caramelized onions, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Fold gently to combine.
  5. Serve warm.

Notes

  • I personally think that the bacon adds enough salt for this dish, so I went easy on the salt. Feel free to add more!
  • To speed the process, buy Ore Ida Steam and Mash Potatoes. They cook in the microwave in about 10 minutes and mash easily without lumps.
  • If you'd like to use heavy cream, I'd recommend substituting the ⅔rd's cup of milk with equal parts cream and chicken broth.
  • You will need 2-3 pounds of potatoes for this recipe.
Nutrition Information

Yield 6Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 386Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 63mgSodium 1533mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 15g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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Love this recipe? I bet you’d also love this Bourbon Walnut Pork Tenderloin and my all-time favorite way to cook brussels sprouts, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Vinegar.

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