Side dish

Dijon and Bacon Mashed Potatoes

I like mustard and I cannot lie!

I’m sure everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving feast and probably mashed potatoes of any kind is the last thing you want to think about. BUT, this is such a simple recipe and it goes well with fish, beef, pork or chicken.

I eat mustard on almost anything. As a kid, my sister and I would make mustard sandwiches on really soft white bread (light bread we called it) and smash it before eating it. Don’t ask me why because our mother always had plenty of food made for us to eat.

I have some weird eating habits when it comes to mustard though. I’ve only ever dipped French fries in mustard. I have never used ketchup on a fry, never. I love to put a little mustard on the edge of my bowl of white beans and ham and with each bite drag a little into the spoonful of beans and ham. Doesn’t that just make your mouth water and especially if you think of a nice piece of cornbread to go with that bowl of beans. I love fried pork belly sandwiches on some nice soft white bread and lots of yellow mustard.

So when I was cruising the internet, not looking for mashed potatoes, I came across several recipes for mustard mashed potatoes. I added cream instead of milk and topped with some crispy bacon bits and green onion slices and have to say they were quite good to go with our oven baked catfish and then I used the leftovers with our steak and cowboy butter the next night. Recipe for cowboy butter coming soon.

Let’s get on to the recipe. I’m not going to tell you why you will love this, or what type of utensils to mash your potatoes with, or what is the best potato to use, variations, serving selections, tips and hints. I don’t know about you but I do not need that much information when I’m looking for a recipe and since I have no advertising on this site I really don’t need to go on and on telling you things you already know. You can just jump past any story I’m trying to tell and get to the recipe. Sorry about the venting, but I’m tired of wading through 15 or more ads to ever get to the recipe even though I know I can JUMP to recipe.

Simple recipe and it was delicious with the fish I baked in the oven. I think the mustard mashed potatoes could become one of your favorites.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Spicy Sesame Tuna Bowl has been a favorite of mine over the years. Give it a try after the holidays when you want something not quite as filling as all those holidays foods/treats.

Simple ingredients for a yummy dish.

Mix the mustard, cream and butter in a small bowl to add after you have mashed the potatoes.

Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or ricer but I would not use an electric mixer. I think that makes the potatoes too starchy.

Dijon and Mustard Mashed Potatoes


  • 1 lbs. peeled potatoes cut into cubes
  • 1/2 stick butter or more
  • 1/2 c. cream maybe ore or less
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fried bacon crumbles
  • thinly sliced chives, parsley or green onions


  1. Peel the potatoes, put in cold water and boil until tender. When tender, drain water and put back on burner. Mash until you have no lumps and add the butter and start with 1/2 the cream and add more if needed. Stir in the Dijon mustard, salt and pepper and put in your serving bowl.
  2. Garnish with fried bacon crumbles and sliced chives.

Recipe Notes

You really don't have to go by a recipe. Just make a big pot of mashed potatoes and stir in some Dijon mustard.

If you want more texture try a whole grain mustard instead of the Dijon

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