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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013

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  • 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.

  • Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.

  • 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 Facts

180 calories; 2.8 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 287 mg sodium. 587 mg potassium; 33.9 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 5.5 g protein; 172 IU vitamin a iu; 13 mg vitamin c; 20 mcg folate; 103 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 39 mg magnesium;