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Mashed Potatoes Recipe with Bacon & Caramelized Onions (Low-Fat)

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 184kcal


  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh sage
  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • 2/3 cup non-fat or low-fat 1% milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


The Bacon & Onions:

  • Place the bacon in a large skillet set over medium heat. Cook the bacon until it is golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel to drain. Crumble and set aside.
  • Discard all but 1 teaspoon of the bacon fat. Add the olive to the bacon fat and set the skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown. Add the fresh sage and cook for 1 more minute.

The Potatoes:

  • Place cubed potatoes in a large saucepan and cover potatoes with cold water. Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt and set saucepan over high heat.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes, return to saucepan and set over medium heat, stirring the potatoes until dry, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover to keep potatoes warm.
  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, combine milk, butter, remaining salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir occasionally until butter is melted.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Rest a food mill, fitted with the medium disc, on top of the saucepan with the milk mixture.
  • Working with about one-third of the potatoes at a time, run the potatoes through the food mill, directly into the saucepan. Alternatively, use a potato ricer.
  • Using a rubber spatula (a heatproof one, please) stir the potatoes into the milk mixture until completely combined.
  • Stir the caramelized onions and bacon into the mashed potatoes. Taste and add additional salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve.


Serving: 1Serving (1/6 of Recipe) | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 683mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 5.1mg