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Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.

Makes

6 servings

Caramelized onions give a sweet and savory taste to this side dish from our Test Kitchen. Prepared with red potatoes, reduced-fat cheese and bacon, it makes a heartwarming accompaniment to any main course.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 pounds medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add onions and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir for 15 minutes or until moisture has evaporated and onions are completely wilted. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir for 30-40 minutes or until onions are caramelized. (If necessary, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if onions begin to stick to the pan.)
  2. Meanwhile, place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 18-22 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain potatoes; place in a large bowl and mash. Add the sour cream, milk, pepper and remaining salt; mash until blended. Stir in caramelized onions. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with cheese and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 200 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 528mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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