Loaded Mashed Potato with Kale & Bacon

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Loaded Mashed Potato with Kale & Bacon: bursting with flavors, creamy and absolutely melts in your mouth.

Makes any meal feel special or a perfect side dish for your holiday parties.


Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes and these ‘Loaded Mashed Potato with Kale & Bacon’ are done in under 10 minutes and filled with flavors – try it once and you’ll be hooked!

Potato is one vegetable which is always and I mean always brings a smile at everyone’s face at home and yes we have it almost every other day as a side.

Especially D, he simply loves it and can have it in all 3 meals 😉

Loaded Mashed Potato with Kale & Bacon

Because of all that potato love, I’m always looking at new varieties of potatoes or easier way to make them and Gosh,

I was so happy to come across these New Idahoan Russets mashed potatoes that have :

“a nice smooth taste like original homemade mashed potatoes with just a hint of butter and cream & ready in 5 minutes” – what else do you need, right !!

And I quickly decided to use them with my favorite kale and bacon combination along with some seasoning and the entire dish was ready in 10 minutes – Oh My Gosh!!!

I just can’t stop raving about how easy and delicious it was to make these ‘Loaded Mashed Potato with Kale & Bacon


We had these mashed potatoes with garlic bread and some chilled lemonade (Why is the temperature in 90+ all of a sudden).

But with these New Idahoan Russets mashed potatoes, dinner was really easy – peasy and everything were ready in 30 minutes.

what else can you ask on a weeknight which gives you a feel of a lush comfy sunday night meal (where you go all out and make something really special).


These New Idahoan Signature Russets Mashed Potatoes are available at outlets nationwide now and have a re-sealable pouch which keeps the product fresh.

So, I hope you get them soon to make  “Any day taste like Sunday” !

Until Next Time ~ XoXo

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Loaded Mashed Potato with Kale & Bacon

Loaded Mashed Potato with Kale & Bacon
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes


  • 1 Packet New Idahaoan Russets Mashed Potatoes
  • 1-2/3 Cup Water - for the mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Milk - for the mashed potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Butter - for the mashed potatoes
  • 1 Cup Kale - frozen or fresh
  • 6 Strips Turkey Bacon - you can use any other kind too
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Tsp White Pepper Powder - you can use black pepper too
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese


  1. Heat a pan and add 1 tsp oil.
  2. Add fresh kale and saute for 2 minutes. (if using frozen kale, then skip this process).
  3. Remove the kale and cook bacon in the same pan.
  4. Let the kale cool don completely and cut the cooked bacon into bits.
  5. Boil water in a large pot and add 2 tbsp butter.
  6. Turn off the heat and add cold milk.
  7. Now, empty the entire content of the mashed potato packet, stir everything and let it rest for a minute.
  8. Add sauteed kale, bacon bits, mustard powder, pepper powder and mix everything using a fork.
  9. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top.
  10. Serve fresh or store in air-tight container in fridge for 2 days.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 68 Total Fat 2g Carbohydrates 4g Protein 8g


10 Replies to "Loaded Mashed Potato with Kale & Bacon"

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    Hezzi-D September 26, 2016 (9:26 am)

    I love potato anything! I like that you add kale to these because we get a lot of it in our CSA and I never know what to do with it!

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      Molly Kumar September 29, 2016 (5:05 pm)

      I’m so glad you liked them 🙂

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    Meaghan September 26, 2016 (3:35 am)

    I love ‘loaded’ potatoes, but I’m seriously digging this fancier version that included kale and parm. You really gave them a great new spin.

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    Melanie September 26, 2016 (12:40 am)

    This looks delicious! Great meal idea!

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      Molly Kumar September 26, 2016 (5:13 am)

      Thanks Melanie, Glad yu liked it 🙂

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    Kathleen September 25, 2016 (10:21 pm)

    We love loaded mashed potatoes and since we are from Idaho, we are kind of potato snobs. My husband in particular. Love all the goodies you put in your potatoes.

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    Andrea September 24, 2016 (9:52 am)

    OH YUM!! Everything is better with bacon!!

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      Molly Kumar September 24, 2016 (7:58 pm)

      Hahahha, Yep – it does make everything so much better 🙂 Thanks for visiting Andrea.

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    Maggie Unzueta September 23, 2016 (6:29 pm)

    You make kale look absolutely delicious. 🙂

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      Molly Kumar September 24, 2016 (7:59 pm)

      Aweee, thanks so much Maggie. I’m so glad you like the addition of Kale 🙂

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