I love cheesy potatoes!! No holiday is complete without them.
My old cheesy potato recipe had an insane amount of points. It used a whole stick of butter!!
Just the butter alone is 40 points. I reduced the butter to 2 tablespoons, that was only 10 points.
Here are a few more things I did to lighten up the recipe:
Instead of using regular cream of chicken soup I used Healthy Request.
I used fat-free sour cream instead of regular sour cream.
Instead of regular cheese I used reduced-fat cheese.
I used reduced-fat Ritz crackers instead of regular Ritz crackers.
The last thing I did was used only half of the potatoes, and added riced cauliflower.
Hopefully you didn’t lose interest when I said “riced cauliflower”. It doesn’t give the cheesy potatoes much of a cauliflower taste, it’s more of a filler.
I buy frozen riced cauliflower. It’s so much easier than doing it yourself, in my opinion.
Since riced cauliflower is zero points, it’s a great way to lower points.
It’s also a great replacement for rice. One cup of rice is around 6 points vs. one cup of riced cauliflower for zero points.
I can’t wait to make these cheesy potatoes the next time I have family over. I think they will be surprised that it is a healthy version.
Yield: 12 servings (4 Freestyle points per serving)
- 15 oz. cubed hash browns
- 1 1/2 cups riced cauliflower (I used frozen)
- 10 1/2 oz. Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup, condensed
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese, shredded (you can also use reduced-fat mild cheddar cheese)
- 10 reduced-fat Ritz crackers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add the cream of chicken soup and sour cream to a large mixing bowl. Stir together.
Add the potatoes, riced cauliflower, butter, onion, garlic powder and cheese. Mix together.
Spray a baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Add the potato mixture.
Place the Ritz crackers in a zip up bag and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to turn them into crumbs. Sprinkle over the cheesy potatoes.
Bake 35-40 minutes.
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