Cheddar, Scallion & Bacon Mashed Potatoes

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From: EatingWell Magazine November/December 2013

In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we use low-fat milk and flavor the mashed potatoes with sharp Cheddar cheese and a little bacon. For a pretty presentation, sprinkle with extra scallions.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup low-fat milk, warmed
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • Black or white pepper to taste

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  1. Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut into 2-inch chunks. Place the potatoes and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.
  3. Stir milk, cheese, bacon, scallions and pepper into the potatoes.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and keep on the “warm” setting for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 3/4 cup
  • Per serving: 180 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 20 mcg folate; 9 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 172 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 103 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 287 mg sodium; 587 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (21% daily value), Potassium (17% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 high-fat meat

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