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Potato Smashers

 Potato Smashers
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
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 3 potatoes (calculated without sour cream) equals 224 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 314 mg sodium,

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Potato Smashers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.