Low Fat Smashed Loaded Potatoes

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"We love all the flavors of a loaded baked potato, but not the fat/saturated fat. So I turned that into a low fat smashed (or mashed, if you like) potato side dish. Portions are filling, and are approximately 5.5 grams of fat per person (calculated from the labels of all the ingredients), including the bacon pieces."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (266.9 g)
  • Calories 287.9
  • Total Fat - 13.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 29.4 mg
  • Sodium - 251.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 10.8 g
  • Calcium - 131.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Microwave potatoes until fork tender (or steam, boil or bake).

Step 2

With a masher (or large fork, if you do not have one), smash potatoes a little (I leave the skins on, but feel free to remove them, if desired). Add light butter, and smash a little more. Be careful not to overmix, or potatoes will become glue-y.

Step 3

Add milk and stir or mash into potatoes. Stir in sour cream, bacon pieces and chives. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Rewarm for about 45 seconds in the microwave and serve.


No special items needed.

10 Reviews


This method for low-fat smashed potatoes worked very well. The potatoes were very flavorful and the bacon made it seem decadent. Thank you!


review by:
(29 Oct 2018)


Delicious...I loved the addition of the bacon..and the tartness of the sour cream...I left the peels on the potatoes...I'll be making this one again...made for FYC tag game...


review by:
(16 Apr 2018)


Great recipe. Great with a low-fat meatloaf. I didn’t peel the potatoes.


review by:
(13 Jan 2018)

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These potatoes are wonderful. The only change I made (out of necessity) was to use whipped butter and chopped scallions vs. chives. Loved the addition of the bacon pieces.


(4 Dec 2016)


What??? This is low-fat??? Wow, sure is tasty. A keeper recipe for sure.


review by:
(18 Sep 2016)


Quick and easy. Used our favorite baby Yukon Gold baking potatoes, toppings were good. Made as posted, thinking a light spritzing of Olive Oil would work well, next time I will skip the milk. And yes there will be a next time!


review by:
(11 Feb 2016)

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