Serve these bacon-studded chunky mashed potatoes with grilled steak or chicken. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2011

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  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with 2 inches of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, partially covered, until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Crumble when cool enough to handle.

  • Mash the potatoes, milk (or buttermilk), salt and pepper with a potato masher until the liquid is incorporated but some chunks of potato still remain. Fold in sour cream, scallions and the crumbled bacon.

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; 4 g total fat; 2.1 g saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 382 mg sodium. 588 mg potassium; 22 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 4.9 g protein; 199 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 34 mcg folate; 66 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 33 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
MMMMMMM!!! I served this with Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola (from this site); the bacon mashed potatoes were GREAT!!! Perfect with steak onions & gorgonzola! It was just the perfect amount too! I used uncured De Becca Apple Wood Smoked bacon in the recipe and fat free sour cream. Oooooohhhhhh so great!! Pros: Tastes great healthy easy Read More