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Jazz up those mashed potatoes by adding in savory bacon and sliced onions for some out-of-this-world flavor.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2016


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Arrange potatoes in a microwave-safe dish; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Cut a 1/2-inch slit in plastic. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until tender; transfer to a bowl. Microwave buttermilk in a microwave-safe cup 30 seconds; pour buttermilk and oil over potatoes. Mash until mostly smooth.

  • While potatoes cook, heat bacon in a skillet over medium heat; cook until crisp, turning frequently. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; cool and crumble. Add chopped white onion and sugar to drippings in pan; cook 5 minutes. Stir bacon, onion, salt, and pepper into potatoes. Sprinkle with chopped green onions. Serve potatoes immediately.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; fat 9.5g; saturated fat 2.3g; mono fat 5.2g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 6g; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 9mg; iron 1mg; sodium 341mg; calcium 58mg; sugars 5g; added sugar 1g.