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Best of… Potato Recipes!

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05.29.15
 

Spuds get a bad rap, but when prepared right and eaten in moderation, they can be a deliciously satisfying addition to your diet. Time to celebrate some of our best-ever potato recipes!

 
 

Best HG Potato Recipes: Mashie-Topped Meatloaf CupcakesMashie-Topped Meatloaf Cupcakes
1/6th of recipe (2 meatloaf cupcakes): 280 calories, 6.5g fat, 485mg sodium, 29.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 6g sugars, 25.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

Does comfort food get cuter (or more efficient) than this? We doubt it. Lightened-up mashed potatoes over mini meatloaves are basically what we dream about at night. (Picture the movie Fantasia, but with a lot more dancing food.) We actually developed this dish for the US Potato Board -- check out more here!


Best HG Potato Recipes: Best-Ever Potato SkinsBest-Ever Potato Skins
1/4th of recipe (2 loaded potato skins): 202 calories, 7.5g fat, 295mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 10g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Potato skins served at a restaurant or bar can get you into major trouble -- they're generally loaded with fatty toppings! Our recipe uses slimmed-down swaps as classic toppers, so you get all the flavor with a fraction of the calories.


Best HG Potato Recipes: Garlic MashiesGreat Garlic Miracle Mashies
1/5th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 120 calories, 3g fat, 315mg sodium, 20.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Because, let's face it -- garlicky mashed potatoes are pretty much irresistible. With a recipe like this, there's no reason to fight those cravings. We supersized our spuds with mashed cauliflower, and the results are mind-blowingly delicious!


Best HG Potato Recipes: Pizza-mazing French Fries Pizza-mazing French Fries
Entire recipe: 264 calories, 6.5g fat, 544mg sodium, 36.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 15.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

When we caught wind that Carl's Jr. was testing pizza fries, we got right into the kitchen and made our own. Because a food mashup like pizza fries is just too good to opt out of completely. This slimmed-down do-over is a serious game-changer...



Best HG Potato Recipes: Cheeseburger Mashed Potato Parfaits Cheeseburger Mashed Potato Parfaits
1/4th of recipe (1 parfait): 192 calories, 4.5g fat, 521mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 11.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

These savory parfaits use the ol' instant-potato shortcut, so you can have a smart side dish or snack on the table in no time. They're so adorable, they may rival the Mashie-Topped Meatloaf Cupcakes for the title of Cutest Potato Recipe. It's a tight race...


Best HG Potato Recipes: Warm Roasted Veggie Potato Salad Warm Roasted Veggie Potato Salad
1/4th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 173 calories, 2.5g fat, 400mg sodium, 34.5g carbs, 8g fiber, 9g sugars, 5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

Summertime requires potato salad. It's pretty much nonnegotiable. What is negotiable? The heavy dressing and high calorie counts that come with conventional versions. For this recipe, we employed our old friend cauliflower (plus a ton of other veggies) to maximize the portion size, and we went with a light Italian dressing to keep things, well, light. Click for a few more takes on spud salad...


Best HG Potato Recipes: BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potato BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potato
Entire recipe: 310 calories, 1.5g fat, 774mg sodium, 49.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 10.5g sugars, 24g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*

Are you aware that potatoes taste great with barbeque sauce? True story. Something about the sauce's sweet, tangy, savory flavor works really well with the satisfying spud texture. Add in some chicken, and you've got a great meal!


Best HG Potato Recipes: Baked Potato 'n Turnip FriesBaked Potato 'n Turnip Fries
1/2 of recipe: 182 calories, <0.5g fat, 122mg sodium, 41.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

More fries! Cauliflower's not the only veggie capable of maximizing a potato dish's serving size -- turnips work perfectly in this baked-not-fried fry recipe. Ketchup optional... but encouraged!

 

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It's almost the end of National Hamburger Month (a.k.a. May)... Better celebrate with these burger-rific recipes ASAP.

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