Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Bacon Mashed Potatoes

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

From EatingWell: March/April 2011
Yield: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25


  1. 1 pound new or baby potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  2. 2 slices bacon
  3. 1/3 cup low-fat milk or buttermilk
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  6. 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  7. 2 scallions, sliced


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

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

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat