Bacon Potato Puff Recipe
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Bacon Potato Puff Recipe

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If you're looking for ways to use up bacon, be sure to try this hearty and satisfying side dish. This company-worthy potato dish has down-home goodness.—DeEtta Rasmussen, Fort Madison, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups warm mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 175 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 379 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings. In a bowl, beat egg yolks until light, about 2 minutes. Beat in onion, mustard and pepper. Place potatoes in a bowl; fold in egg yolk mixture. set aside 2 tablespoons bacon. Fold cheese, parsley and remaining bacon into potatoes. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; fold into potato mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until set and edges are golden brown. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Bacon Potato Puff in Taste of Home April/May 2002, p45

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"JeniSchultz: I am very surprised this turned out for you. The eggs are beaten separately because you need the siffly beaten egg whites to provide lift and lightness. The same thing you beat egg whites to create a souffle. Beating the yolks help provide creaminess and lightness. The "simplification" you did was simply added beaten eggs and altered the entire dish and how it achieves its "puff" I am very surprised you did not rate it badly and blame it on the recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009

"I had simplified the recipe by beating the eggs (yolk and white) together before mixing with potatoes. I also decreased the amount of eggs to 2, and increased the amount of cheese to 1 cup. It turned out great! Jeni S."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"Usually anything with bacon in it is good, not this dish. I threw it away."

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