Bobby’s Lighter Smashed Potato Cakes

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Bobby’s Lighter Smashed Potato Cakes Bobby’s Lighter Smashed Potato Cakes Recipe Courtesy of

224 Fewer Calories
8g Less Fat

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3 slices reduced-fat center-cut bacon, chopped
3 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 1/2 pounds)
4 garlic cloves, peeled and cut lengthwise in half
1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek-style yogurt
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cups plain Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
3 scallions, finely chopped
4 teaspoons canola oil


Spray a small nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, 3 – 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Place the potatoes and garlic in a large pot with enough water to cover by 2 inches; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until fork-tender, about 20 minutes; drain. Return the potatoes and garlic to the pot. Mash with the yogurt, broth, salt, and pepper, until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup panko, the cheese, scallions, and bacon. Shape into eight (3-inch) patties. Place the remaining 3/4 cup Panko in a shallow dish and dredge the patties into the crumbs.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the potato cakes and cook until browned and crisp, 3 – 4 minutes per side. Carefully transfer to a serving platter. Repeat with the remaining oil and potato cakes. Serve hot.

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Smashed Potato Cakes

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: (1 potato cake) 218 Cal (22% from Fat, 16% from Protein, 62% from Carb); 7 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 26 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 58 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 455 mg Sodium; 6 mg Cholesterol

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Easy and delicious. Will make again!

By Anonymous on January 27, 2013


Luv cooking with ya, brings me home to my Mom in Sylvester,Ga and family in Leesburg. Theres no place like home. We make these with leftovers.

By Dianna on December 03, 2012


i love your progrmas and you family ways. moderation you go girl

By conley on January 21, 2012


Great! Thank you!

By Brant Kelsey on January 05, 2012

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