Bacon and Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

Bacon and Cheddar Smashed Potatoes Recipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross


4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 254
Fat 6.1 g
Satfat 3.7 g
Sodium 280 mg


4 (6-ounce) baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
1 slice center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Place potato pieces in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; cut a 1-inch slit in center of plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 10 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes. Add sour cream and remaining ingredients to bowl; mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.

Krista Ackerbloom,

Cooking Light

June 2011
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