Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so darn good! The perfect side dish at any holiday.

These creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so darn good! The perfect side dish at any holiday.Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes

More Winter side dish favorites include Spinach Gratin, Roasted Brussls Sprouts and Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

These creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so darn good! The perfect side dish at any holiday.

How to make creamy mashed potatoes without adding too much fat?

  • I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes, they have a buttery texture and golden color.
  • When the potatoes are still warm, I drain them and add a combination of milk, broth and sour cream with just a small amount of butter for flavor.
  • To mash the potatoes I like to use a potato masher or a hand mixer to get them extra whipped. I don’t recommend an immersion blender, it will make it pasty.

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These creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so darn good! The perfect side dish at any holiday.
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Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes

5
Freestyle Points
165
Calories
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Yield: 5 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
These Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so good!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 4 medium yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth, sub vegetable broth for vegetarian
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tbsp whipped butter
  • kosher salt to taste
  • dash of fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh herbs of choice: parsley, thyme, chives

Instructions

  • Put potatoes and garlic in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain and return potatoes and garlic to pan. Add sour cream and remaining ingredients. Using a masher, mash until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 165kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 112.5mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Points +: 4
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