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6 Dishes That Slash 1,000 Calories Off Your Meal

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Smashed Potatoes

Serve Truffled Smashed Red Potatoes...

...instead of mashed potatoes
Truffle oil is made by, well, soaking truffles in olive oil -- meaning it has all the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat as olive oil, with the pungent, earthy flavor of truffles. Note: This stuff is strong, so use it sparingly!

Calories saved: 90
Grams of fat saved: 6 (4g saturated)
Makes: 6 3/4-cup servings


  • 1 3/4 pounds large red potatoes, with peel, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup low-fat (1%) buttermilk
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white truffle oil
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste


  1. In a large saucepan over high heat, bring potatoes and 6 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, add buttermilk, scallion, garlic, and butter. Let simmer uncovered over low heat for 5 minutes, or until hot.
  3. Drain potatoes; add to a medium bowl. Whisk truffle oil into warm buttermilk mixture; add to potatoes.
  4. Mash potatoes to desired consistency. Season with salt to taste.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 150 calories, 4g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 3g fat (1g saturated), 2g fiber.

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2/2/2012 02:28:20 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

These recipes are a great alternative to the originals. I can't wait to try them.

12/16/2010 10:07:17 AM Report Abuse
barrettkim1 wrote:

Why would you send out Holiday based recipes in January Sweet Potato soup, green bean casserole, stuffing...Really?

1/13/2010 10:53:21 AM Report Abuse

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