Crispy Cracked Wheat Taters

Enjoy this cheesy side dish made with cracked wheat, potatoes and onion that’s baked to a light brown hue.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/4
cup uncooked cracked wheat*
1/2
teaspoon vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
1/2
teaspoon salt-free onion and herb seasoning blend
1
cup mashed potatoes
3
tablespoons grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese blend
  • 1 Heat 3/4 cup water to boiling in 1-quart saucepan. Add cracked wheat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 20 minutes. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat oil in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion and seasoning blend in oil until onions are tender. Stir in cracked wheat, potatoes and cheese. Drop 20 tablespoonfuls into 1 1/2-inch mounds about 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown.

Expert Tips

*1/4 cup finely ground bulgur, soaked in 1/2 cup boiling water may be substituted for the cooked cracked wheat. Let bulgur stand in boiling water, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with fork.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
185
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
14%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.