Lightened Up Garlic Mashed Potatoes

26 Nov

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it’s the perfect time to share my go-to mashed potato recipe.


I scaled it down to make the perfect amount for two people but it can easily be multiplied to fit the crowd you’re feeding. They are the perfect creamy and buttery side to accompany your meal without multiplying your waistline.

I’ve made these with a few varieties of potatoes but prefer the texture and taste when made with Yukon golds. It’s important to start the potatoes in cold water so they cook evenly.

Lightened Up Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Serves 2 (generously)

12 oz Yukon gold potatoes (4-5 small potatoes), peeled and diced into 2-inch cubes

1 tablespoon skim milk

1 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese

1 tablespoon light butter

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1. Place diced potatoes into a small pot and enough cold water to fill 1-inch above potatoes. Cover pot and bring water to a boil. Boil until potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.

2. Drain potatoes and return to pot off the heat. Cover pot and allow potatoes to sit for 5 minutes.

3. Add milk, cream cheese, butter, onion and garlic powder. Using an electric mixer whip potatoes at medium speed until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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