Bacon Mashed Potatoes

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From: EatingWell Magazine March/April 2011

Serve these bacon-studded chunky mashed potatoes with grilled steak or chicken.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound new or baby potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk or buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 scallions, sliced

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  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Crumble when cool enough to handle.
  3. 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 information

  • Serving size: about 3/4 cup
  • Per serving: 140 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 199 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 66 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 382 mg sodium; 588 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Potassium & Vitamin C (17% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat

Reviews 1

October 22, 2011
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By: shawneegirl
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