Bacon Mashed Potatoes | Paleo On A Budget

Bacon Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Liz


  • 1.5 lb potatoes
  • Butter or ghee / coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, medium-fine dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced well
  • 4-6 slices of cooked bacon, cut up {or tear} into whatever size pieces makes you happy
  • 1-3 Tbsp. Bacon fat
  • 1 tsp. dill
  • salt + pepper
  • 1/2 a lemon’s worth of juice {or you can use a small to medium splash of apple cider vinegar}


  1. In a large pot add the potatoes and cover them with water and add a sprinkle of salt. If you’ve got large potatoes or want them to cook really fast I’d highly suggest dicing them into somewhat medium-sized pieces so they cook faster!
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, chop and sauté your onions + garlic in butter with a sprinkling of salt, set aside once they’re cooked.
  3. Once that’s all set, you can cook up your bacon to your favorite level of done and save the bacon fat to use later. I like to set this pan aside and then use it to cook my stir fry in that’s going to go with dinner so the stir fry gets some of the bacon flavor!
  4. Once the potatoes are fork tender, drain and add in a few tablespoons of butter and at least one tablespoon of melted bacon fat {my bacon gave off a lot of fat so I was able to use three tablespoons!}. If you’re bacon didn’t give off a ton of fat, just add in extra butter instead!
  5. Mash up the potatoes either by hand or using your favorite method {in this house we mash by hand so it doesn’t get too finely mashed!}.
  6. Once mashed, add in your onions + garlic, bacon, dill, lemon juice. Mix it all up together well and taste test. Add either more butter, lemon juice or salt + pepper as desired/if needed!
  7. Serve and Enjoy!