Healthy Potato Side Dishes

Get your potato fix with these healthy side dish recipes from Food Network.

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Low-Fat Scalloped Potatoes

This recipe from Food Network Kitchen uses Gruyère cheese, and because the cheese has a ton of nutty flavor, you don't have to use a lot of it.

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Twice-Baked Potatoes

These potatoes still taste buttery and rich but are much lighter than the full-fat version. They're made with a small amount of butter and reduced-fat cream cheese.

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes are whole potatoes that have been cut into a fan shape, dotted with butter, then roasted. The result is a crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside spud. The technique can be done with white or sweet potatoes.

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Oven "Fries"

Eating healthier shouldn't have to mean giving up french fries. That's why Ellie Krieger came up with this easy recipe for crisp matchsticks that are baked, not deep-fried.

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Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Only small amounts of oil and maple syrup are needed to coat these potato wedges, and roasting them at a high temperature browns them well and deepens the flavors.

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Mashed Potato Skins

Rachael Ray amps up her mashed spuds with buttermilk and chopped turkey bacon. As she says, "If you eat well, you can eat more!"

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Fennel Potatoes

Lemon juice, parsley and fennel seeds toasted in oil add surprisingly delightful flavor to boiled new potatoes.

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Made-Over Blackened Cajun Skillet Fries

Replace mayo with Greek yogurt for a creamier, healthier dip for these crispy, Cajun-flavored skillet fries.

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Healthy Roast Fingerlings with Lemon

Roasting lemon peel along with potatoes ensures that the resulting side dish is packed with lemony flavor.

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Simply Smashed Potato Cakes

A little bit of bacon goes a long way in these easy potato patties with Greek yogurt and shredded cheddar.

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Purple Potatoes with Rosemary and Olives

Here, purple potatoes are simply boiled to retain their color and texture, then drizzled with a flavorful heart-healthy olive oil and tossed with savory olives.

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Provencal Summer Squash and Potato Gratin

This dish is based on a traditional Provencal dish called a tian, the perfect baked dish for showcasing summer vegetables. Try swapping rosemary for thyme or oregano, or add thinly sliced summer eggplant to the mix.

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Vegan Roasted-Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Yellow-fleshed potatoes, like Yukon gold, are dense, creamy and moderately starchy, making them perfect for mashed potatoes-especially these vegan spuds, which have no dairy and are low in calories and fat.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Orange Essence

A burst of flavor and color is the answer for any side dish. The secret weapon for these potatoes? Low-fat buttermilk, which provides for creaminess and tanginess without using any butter.

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Sweet Potatoes with Maple-Horseradish Butter

The combination of maple syrup, horseradish and butter in these slightly sweet and sharp spuds is a home run. You won't even notice that they're low in fat.

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