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Bacon-Cheddar Potatoes

Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Other time 2 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Our stovetop version of a bacon and Cheddar-topped baked potato is perfect for a weeknight side dish. To keep it superquick, cook the bacon in the microwave.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 1/2 cups diced peeled baking potato (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) reduced-fat shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 250
  • fat 8.8 g
  • satfat 4.4 g
  • protein 11.8 g
  • carbohydrate 30.4 g
  • cholesterol 26 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 559 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fiber 3.6 g
  • calcium 182 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add potato, bell pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and black pepper; cook 15 minutes or until potato is tender, stirring once.

  2. . Remove potato mixture from heat; stir in remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, green onions, parsley, and cheese. Let stand 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with bacon.

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