How do you make your lunch potatoes during Nutrisystem?

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I have never tried these but have read a lot of people like them. It just seems strange to eat plain mashed potatoes - do any of you turn them into other wonderful things that make a full meal?.

Thanks for your ideas!..

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Your question was: How do you make your lunch potatoes during Nutrisystem?.

Thanks Debbie - I figured there were several threads. How do I search to find those? I have wondered that for a long time! ;-)..

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Cick on Search at the upper right hand corner of the very first post, click on ADVANCED (always), then enter potatoes, and I clicked on Food Talk & Tips, because I know that's what I would want to look under. If you don't pick a particular category, it might give you way too many threads to view. If you click on recipes, you might find some good things there too! Good luck, and hope you start enjoying those potatoes!..

Comment #2

Jonies Nutrisystem Potato Salad.

Category: Lunch.

Heres a great recipe from NutriSystem member Jonie in Wilbur, Indiana. She says, With summer approaching, potato salad is a family favorite and I created this recipe so I wouldnt miss out on that delicious picnic favorite. I thinks its yummy! Add a tossed salad and its a meal..

Counts as 1 NutriSystem lunch entre + 1 protein serving + free foods.


1 Nutrisystem Cheesy Homestyle Potatoes with Broccoli.

1 T chopped onion.

1 T dill relish.

2 T fat-free mayonnaise.

1 T yellow mustard.

1 boiled egg.

1 T chopped celery.


1. Prepare potatoes as directed on the package and let set while preparing other ingredients.

2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and then add the potatoes..

Note from Jonie: I love warm potato salad, so I eat it that way, but you can prepare it ahead of time and chill it, too...

Comment #3

This is one of my favorites. I cook brocolli and cut up 1 oz of ham. I cook the potatoes (remember to stir well after adding water). I mix it all together and pretend it is a stuffed baked potato. I really like it!..

Comment #4

I love adding my protein serving of salmon, some green onion and 1 tblsp egg beaters. Then mix together and make patties. Fry in sprayed pan for several minutes on each side. Love them!.

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Comment #5

I like to do a rough grate on some onion and mix it into the prepared potatoes. I spoon the mixture out into two pancakes and pan-fry them in olive oil Pam. I save either my breakfast or morning fruit serving if I know I'm having this for lunch and have some unsweetened applesauce on the side..

The salmon idea sounds great as well. I have to try that soon...

Comment #6

Sounds weird, but I like big bowls of mush (foods mixed together) So I just mix mine with a can of green beans and add some dried onions- it's almost like the green bean casserole you have at thanksgiving-very filling!..

Comment #7

For twice baked potato flavor, try this:.

Add 1/4 c. FF shredded cheese and 2 Tbsp. Oscar Meyer bacon bits to the potatoes. Stir it up. You could even add a little FF Sour Cream and that would probably be really good...

Comment #8

I eat them plain mixed with water, sometimes I add chopped of my favorite lunches!..

Comment #9

I saute mushrooms and onions, make potatoes as directed. Heat a veggie bgr. Place the potatoes in a bowl, top with veggies and crumble veggie bgr. I put some hot sauce over and yummy! It's all in what you like can makes lots of different things with the potatoes :-)..

Comment #10

Great ideas, love the salmon patty recipe thanks so much!..

Comment #11

I broil 2 hn hot dogs sliced in half with garlic powder sprinkled on top until they are crispy around the edges, then I cut them up in little pieces and mix them with the potatoes, yum, Nancy..

Comment #12

I think of the mashed potatoes as a "side dish" to my "entree" of 3 oz of lean grilled chicken (protein) and roasted brocolli (vegetable). This is a very filling lunch...

Comment #13

I used Spankies-gang's suggestion to add salmon, I also added chopped zucchini, red pepper and red onion, mixed with the potatoes and egg substitute and sauteed. I made 2 large patties that were awesome. Thanks Spankie!!..

Comment #14

I just had them with green onions and cottage cheese mixed in. Yum. ANd very filling, roasted green beans on the side...

Comment #15

I do a similar thing... making myself a "gourmet" hot lunch, using the mashed potatoes as a side to my protein (usually lean steak, or chicken, or shrimp) with some steamed or roasted veggies on the side. YUM! One of my fave treats. I treat the black beans & rice the same way.... side dish...

Comment #16

My wife made salmon Thursday night and I saved a small piece to add to my potatoes for lunch today based on Brenda's recommendation. Really good - a lot of flavor and excellent texture. I will have to ask my wife to make extra whenever she cooks salmon and do this again...

Comment #17

I add a teaspoon of fat free sour cream....which is 12.5 calories to the cup and add water......

Comment #18

I usually add the potatoes over some cooked jalapenos, mushrooms, and onions then top it off w/ low fat cheddar cheese. I like the idea of using the potatoes as a side item, though. These ideas are great!..

Comment #19

I love the potatoes made per instructions. I usually add some chopped up Canadian bacon for my protein add in. However, today I tried Jonie's recipe (below)...WOW!! Really a nice change for spring/summer. Will make it again for sure. I also like the potatoes cooked up into "pancakes"...yummy!..

Comment #20

I've already shared this, but love it so much I had to share again.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees..

Chop onion and bell pepper and add to the cup before adding the boiling water. Add the water a little at a time, just until everything is moistened, but still a little stiff and thick. Allow to sit for 3 to 5 minutes. I don't think longer would hurt anything.

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Take a heaping tablespoon of the potato mixture and drop onto the cookie sheet. I usually get 4 or 5 "cakes". Bake for about 10 minutes, until the tops get a little color. A nice "crust" forms on the bottom. They taste like a twice baked potato.

Serve with veggie and/or salad. Shown here with green beans with slivered almonds...

Comment #21

I cut 2 hn hot dogs in 1/2 and sprinkle with garlic powder, then put them under the broiler till they are crispy on top, slice them up and mix them with the potatoes, oh this is making my mouth water. It's one of my favorites, Nancy..

Comment #22

I make potato salad but do it ahead of time and chill:.

NS Cheesy mashed potatoes.

1 hard boiled egg chopped (protein).

Chopped celery.

Chopped Onion (I like green onions).

Fat Free Mayo (up to 2 tbsp).

Pickle Relish to taste.

Kosher or sea salt to taste.

Pepper to taste.


It actually makes a pretty big portion so sometimes I'll split it in half and eat half with dinner...

Comment #23

I make crab cakes- recipe is in my blog, I also make cream of potato soup and potato salad. These are one of the most versatile meals!..

Comment #24

I like to make them as directed and use a couple of sticks of celery to dip into and eat them. Simple, but elegant...

Comment #25

These were so incredible I had to share. I mixed up the potatoes and not only added broccoli, but also some left over cooked cubed yellow squash (summer) and onion powder (was too hungry to wait to cook onion!). Then spoon dropped onto a cookie sheet and browned up in a 400 oven...

Comment #26

I did almost the same as Nancy except I watered mine down on the stove top to make a thick soup. Added some carrots, garlic powder and two cut up ff hot dogs. Then threw in a couple teaspoons of light sour cream and stirred that into it. Then, I topped it with low fat sharp cheddar and melted that into the mix and OMG it made a big bowl full and was it delicious!..

Comment #27

Ine is a winter treat - saute mushrooms & celery - then add potato powder & fill cup with clam juice & to top with water - throw that in...cook it down til sorta thickened...add chopped clams - heat through...voila! NE Clam Chowder..

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