Bacon Mashed Potatoes

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Bacon Mashed Potatoes

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

Yield: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 140
fat 4 g (2 g sat, 1 g mono)
cholesterol 12 mg
carbohydrates 22 g
protein 5 g
fiber 2 g
sodium 391 mg
potassium 587 mg

Nutrition Bonus Potassium & Vitamin C (17% daily value).

Carbohydrate Serving 1 1/2

Exchanges 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat

From EatingWell March/April 2011