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HG's Loaded Miracle Mashies
HG's Loaded Miracle Mashies

Mash Hit!
Ooooh, here's your chance to enjoy LOADED mashed potatoes -- complete with bacon, cheese, and sour cream. YES!!!

Ingredients:
3 oz. cubed red potatoes (about 1 - 2 small potatoes), not peeled
1 1/2 cups chopped cauliflower

1 1/2 tbsp. fat-free sour cream

1 tbsp. fat-free non-dairy liquid creamer (like Coffee-mate Original Fat Free)
 
1 slice fat-free American cheese

1 tbsp. real bacon bits (like the kind by Oscar Mayer or Hormel)

1 tsp. chopped chives

dash salt

Optional: black pepper, additional salt, to taste

Directions:
Place potatoes and cauliflower in a medium microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. water. Cover and microwave for 6 minutes, until very tender.

Once the bowl is cool enough to handle, drain any excess water. Transfer potatoes and cauliflower to a large bowl, and set the medium bowl aside for later use.

Add creamer, sour cream, and salt. Using a potato masher or fork, mash until completely blended. If you like, season to taste with pepper and additional salt. Place mixture in the medium microwave-safe bowl.

Lay cheese slice over the potato-cauliflower mixture. Microwave for about 30 seconds, until the cheese has melted.

Top with bacon bits and chives. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: entire recipe

Calories: 181

Fat: 2g

Sodium: 758mg
Carbs: 28g
Fiber: 5g

Sugars: 7g

Protein: 13.5g

PointsPlus® value 4*

Chili's Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Chili's Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Monster Mash!
You know how restaurants like to take poor, defenseless potatoes, smash them up with crazy amounts of butter and cream, and then top them with cheese and bacon? Yeah, it's pretty mean. And not just for the potatoes, but also for all of us who have to stare at the stuff wishing we could stick our faces in a giant bowl of it. Before you cave, noodle THIS... A side of loaded mashed potatoes from our "frenemies" at Chili's packs in 500 calories and 32 grams of fat! And remember, that's for a SIDE DISH. No thank you! We've doctored up our delicious cauliflower-'n-potato-packed Miracle Mashies and made them even MORE amazing by adding a few of our favorite things. Uh-oh, we feel a little ditty coming on. "Clouds of white mashies with bacon-y sashes... cheese gobs that stay on my nose and eyelashes..." Ewwww. On second thought, forget the song. We're WAY better at making low-fat food swaps than we are at writing lyrics.

Serving Size: 1 order
Calories: 500
Fat: 32g
Sodium: 970mg
Carbs: 37g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: 15g

PointsPlus® value 13*

CHEW ON THIS:
Today is National Pastry Day. Hmmm, sounds a little dangerous. How about celebrating with our favorite pastry substitute? One of our Big Fat Blueberry Muffins! Go for it!
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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.