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Christmas Recipe: Lighter Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

November 21, 2013 | By

You can accomplish a check on weight gain during holidays by allowing yourself indulging in small amounts of your favorite holiday treats.

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Lighter Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

You can accomplish a check on weight gain during holidays by allowing yourself (and planning ahead for) indulging in small amounts of your favorite holiday treats.

But be sure to make sensible eating choices the rest of the time.

Here is the low cholesterol recipe of lighter cheesy mashed potatoes:

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: ~ 2/3 cup)

  • 5 pound bag of organic russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 8 wedges of The Laughing Cow® Original Creamy cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup fat-free half & half
  • 1 Tbsp. light margarine (tub)
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¾ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh chives (optional)

Procedure

  • Place potatoes into a large Dutch oven and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook for another 15 minutes or so until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain in colander and return potatoes to Dutch oven.
  • Cut cheese wedges into smaller pieces.
  • Add the cheese and the rest of the ingredients (except for chives), mash with a potato masher and mix until smooth.
  • Garnish with chives if desired.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Sodium: 145 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 37 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 6 g

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