Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so good!
These Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so good!

These Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes are so much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so good!

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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Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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

Directions:

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 5 servings, Serving Size: 3/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 5
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 165 calories
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Sodium: 112.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 5g
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