Cheesy Bacon Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes come in at a whopping 227 calories for a 1/8 of the recipe serving.  I hate to tell you that but it’s true.  It is also true that every single calorie is well worth it!  This recipe is the way I prepared it.  I think next time, I will add a little milk and cream cheese, because they were not as creamy as they should have been.  Maybe that will up it to 250 calories.  Who cares, just enjoy!

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  •     2 lb White Potatoes, peeled and quartered (can use baking or red potatoes if you wish)
  •     1/3 cup Whole Milk
  •     1 tsp Salt
  •     2 2/3 tbs butter
  •     1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  •     6 slices Sliced Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  •     5 oz Mild Cheddar
  •     1/6 cup Light Sourcream
  •     1 tbsp Chives

Directions

  1. Place the potatoes and 2/3 teaspoon salt in a heavy 4-quart saucepan and cover with water by 1 inch.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Drain in a colander and return to the cooking pot.
  5. Add the milk, butter, remaining  teaspoon salt, and black pepper.
  6. Place the pan over medium- low heat and mash with a potato masher to incorporate the ingredients and achieve a light texture, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add the bacon, grated cheese, sour cream, and chopped chives and stir until thoroughly combined.
  8. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

 

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