Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Skinnyfied

This mashed potato recipe is the bomb…Amazingly delicious!!! Probably one of the best low calorie ones you’ll ever taste. Each side serving has 84 calories and 3 grams of fat. I love it so much, sometimes I serve it as the main course with a side salad. In that case make the serving size 1 cup.
Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Skinnyfied

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 6 cups total (12 (½) cup servings)

Healthy Benefits
Potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates that can supply energy. They’re low in calories and contain no fat. They contain more potassium than any other fresh vegetable, even more than bananas! Potatoes also contain vitamins C and B6.

Shopping Tips
I LOVE Applegate Farms Natural Sunday Bacon. Its low in fat and calories, uncured and contains no nitrites! Many supermarkets carry this brand. I bought it at Vons/Safeway and Whole Foods. Here’s the link to their website:http://www.applegate.com/products/natural-sunday-bacon
Before finding this healthier bacon, I had combed the supermarket shelves looking for one of the leanest regular bacon choices and Oscar Meyer Center Cut Bacon is my favorite, compared to most regular bacon. It’s much lower in fat and calories, 3 slices contain 70 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. Once cooked on paper towels, most of the fat soaks into the paper, not in the bacon, so the fat is further cut down. In my Skinny Facts, I subtracted out the fat that’s left on the paper towels!
 
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 3-Blue
WW SmartPoints
3-Green
WW POINTS PLUS
2
 
SKINNY FACTS: for  ½ cup serving
84 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat. fat, 4g protein, 11g carbs, 1g fiber, 220mg sodium, 1g sugar
 

 

Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Skinnyfied

Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Skinnyfied

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 84 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • pounds baking potatoes, washed, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 6 slices bacon, see shopping tips
  • ¾ cup  Best Skinny Ranch Dressing  or your favorite light ranch dressing
  • ½ cup light cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped or scallions (green part only)
  • Fresh ground black pepper and salt, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add potatoes to a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until soft (10-15 minutes). Do not overcook. Drain potatoes into a colander and place drained potatoes back in saucepan.
  • In the meantime, cook bacon: Line a plate with several paper towels. Place 6 bacon strips on paper. Cover with several paper towels.  Cook in microwave for 4-5 minutes, until crispy. Add cooked bacon strips to clean paper towels and blot. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • To hot cooked potatoes, add ranch dressing and smash potatoes with a fork. Mix well. Stir in crumbled bacon, cheese, chives and a little salt and black pepper, to taste. Turn flame to medium-low and continue to stir and mash potatoes. Heat until all ingredients are hot. Add more salt and pepper, if desired.
  • This recipe can be doubled, tripled or cut in half.
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to use. Will keep for a few days. When ready to eat, heat in microwave until warmed.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 220mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 3Plus Points: 2
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

2 Comments

  1. These potatoes look delicious. Since we don’t care for ranch dressing, what would you suggest as a substitute?

    Thank you for all the wonderful recipes.

  2. I’m so happy you are enjoying my recipes Jeanne. Instead of ranch dressing you could use fat-free sour cream or plain Greek yogurt and add a little reduced-fat milk.
    Hope you enjoy this!
    All the best,
    Nancy

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