Potato Smashers Recipe
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Potato Smashers Recipe

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Try this dressed-up version of stuffed potato skins for a great side dish that no one will ever guess is light! Janet Steiger - Bucyrus, Ohio
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 small red potatoes (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 center-cut bacon strips
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Reduced-fat sour cream, optional

Directions

Place potatoes in a small microwave-safe dish; add water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-9 minutes or until tender, stirring once.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon and set aside.
With the bottom of a glass, flatten potatoes to 1/2-in. thickness. In the same skillet coated with cooking spray, cook potatoes in dressing over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
Turn potatoes; sprinkle with cheese and reserved bacon. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Potato Smashers in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p41

Nutritional Facts

3 potatoes (calculated without sour cream): 224 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.

  • 6 small red potatoes (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 center-cut bacon strips
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Reduced-fat sour cream, optional
  1. Place potatoes in a small microwave-safe dish; add water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-9 minutes or until tender, stirring once.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  3. With the bottom of a glass, flatten potatoes to 1/2-in. thickness. In the same skillet coated with cooking spray, cook potatoes in dressing over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
  4. Turn potatoes; sprinkle with cheese and reserved bacon. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Potato Smashers in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p41

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coniklimpel User ID: 5191569 188004
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I LOVE these! Knowing that they are somewhat healthy also helps."

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Sally Miner User ID: 1714177 169740
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"I give it a fair star rating because the Italian dressing kind of ruined the taste. It was sour tasting. The next time I will fry them in olive oil and butter."

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debheat User ID: 2236580 169735
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"These are quick and easy to make. I have prepared them twice and everyone loves them!"

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