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Mashed Potatoes with Skin

Mashed Potato Skin Recipe

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This Mashed Potato Skin recipe takes all of the flavors of a favorite side dish – fried potato skins – but makes them better for you! This potato recipe is still loaded, and definitely full of flavor!



  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra-sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Arrange the bacon on a wire rack on top of a sheet pan and bake until crisp, about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool and chop.

Put potatoes in a medium sauce pan and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and season with salt. Cook until tender, about15 minutes.

Drain and mash potatoes with the buttermilk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the chives, cheddar and bacon.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from 30 Minute Meals

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of the recipe
  • Calories: 283
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 370 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 28 mg

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