Bacon & Chive Mashed Potato Gratin Recipe

Looking for an easy Bacon & Chive Mashed Potato Gratin recipe? Learn how to make Bacon & Chive Mashed Potato Gratin using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by owhataday

Makes 8 servings



Variation of traditional Mashed Potato Gratin to lower calories. Original had 4 servings, but with 4 smaller Ykon gold potatoes (a little more than 1 lb, it probably serves about 6). Also, leaving skins on wasn't that good. Found in Healthy Decadence (Devin) ? Discovery Health http://health.discovery.com/fansites/devin-alexander/episodes.html

Recipe Ingredients for Bacon & Chive Mashed Potato Gratin

1 pound peeled (or not) Idaho or russet potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
5 servings turkey bacon, chopped, center 5 pieces)
1/2 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup fat free half and half (Coffee-mate)
1 tablespoon light butter
1 tablespoons chopped chives (or chopped green onions)
1 tablespoon parsley leaves, finely chopped flat leaf
1/2 tablespoon thyme leaves, chopped fresh
1 salt and pepper to taste
2 ounces fat-free cheddar cheese , finely shredded, 75 percent light (1/2 cup)

Recipe Directions for Bacon & Chive Mashed Potato Gratin

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Light mist a 2-3 quart casserole dish with spray.

  2. Cut the potatoes into 3/4-inch pieces. Transfer them to a large pot. Cover the potatoes with water and place the pot over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring the water to a boil then cover the pot with a lid and boil the potatoes about 20-25 minutes or until they are tender.

  3. Meanwhile, place a medium, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon. Cook it until the bacon is as crisp as possible without burning, about 5 minutes, then add the onions and continue cooking until the onion is just tender, but not browning, about 2-3 minutes.

  4. Just before the potatoes are cooked, combine the half and half, and butter in a medium microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl. Microwave it on low heat about 1 minute until the butter is melted.

  5. Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a medium mixing bowl. Using a potato masher or electric mixer, mash them. Pour in the half and half mixture, the bacon mixture, the chives, parsley and thyme and continue to mix the potatoes until they are well combined and fluffy. Season them to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer them to the prepared casserole dish and top them evenly with the cheese. Bake them for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and is starting to brown slightly on top. Makes about 2-2/3 cups; 4 (about 2/3 cup each) servings.

  6. Each serving has: 156 calories, 7 g protein, 24 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 11 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 767 mg sodium

  7. Traditional Bacon & Chive Mashed Potato Gratin has: 340 calories, 10 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 13 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 789 mg sodium

  8. Devin Says: Make sure you're ready for the potatoes when they come out of the pot. If they sit around too long, the texture starts to change and could yield an inferior end result.

Categories

Potatoes, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 90.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
94
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
498mg
21%
Potassium
265mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
10.9g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
4.7g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 8% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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