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Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

 Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
Caramelized onions give a sweet and savory taste to this side dish from our Test Kitchen. Prepared with red potatoes, reduced-fat cheese and bacon, it makes a heartwarming accompaniment to any main course.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 pounds medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add onions and
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir for 15 minutes or until moisture
  • has evaporated and onions are completely wilted. Reduce heat to
  • medium-low. Cook and stir for 30-40 minutes or until onions are
  • caramelized. (If necessary, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if
  • onions begin to stick to the pan.)
  • Meanwhile, place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; cover with
  • water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 18-22
  • minutes or until tender.
  • Drain potatoes; place in a large bowl and mash. Add the sour cream,

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Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • milk, pepper and remaining salt; mash until blended. Stir in
  • caramelized onions. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with butter;
  • sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 200 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 528 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.