Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals

This Healthy Mashed Potatoes recipe is light, creamy, easy, and the best way to make mashed potatoes. With only a few simple steps, you’ll get ultimate, fluffy mashed potatoes that make a wonderful accompaniment to many main dishes and Thanksgiving or holiday dinners.

Healthy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This Healthy Mashed Potatoes recipe is our favorite and it’s perfect every single time! t is one of the best side dishes for family dinners, entertaining, or for holiday meals. The great thing about these Mashed Potatoes is that it’s way healthier without an excessive amount of butter, but still creamy, fluffy, and big on a traditional mashed potato flavor.

As most holiday tables would not be complete without mashed potatoes, I encourage you to make this Healthy Mashed Potatoes recipe and eat a little healthier during this coming holiday season. Trust me, it’s possible with recipes like this one!

I’m really excited to share how to make these delicious Healthy Mashed Potatoes with the step-by-step tutorial below.Healthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals

Here Is Why It’s Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe:

  • easy to make and ready in 25 minutes meal;
  • has just 4 simple ingredients;
  • made in one pot;
  • lower in fat and calories;
  • high in potassium, vitamins, and nutrients;
  • wholesome and delicious;
  • perfect side dish for any meal;
  • healthy holiday food.Healthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals

How to Serve Mashed Potatoes

Best way to serve Mashed Potatoes right away after making. If you need to keep it warm until ready to serve, cover the pot with potatoes with a lid and place into the warm oven or put it on the stove on low heat.

Garnish the Mashed Potatoes with fresh herbs or chives, freshly ground black pepper, or some chili flakes.

These Healthy Mashed Potatoes pair amazingly with so many meals. Here are some favorite:

Healthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
for 6 people 10 min 15 min 25 min

Ingredients for Healthy Mashed Potatoes

  • 3 lb (~1350g peeled) yukon gold, russet or red potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • 1/2 cup hot 2% milk
  • 2 Tbsp. (28g) butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. (30g) light cream cheese, room temperature
  • Salt and pepper, to tasteHealthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals

How to Make Healthy Mashed Potatoes

  1. In a large pot, add the potato cubes, salt (about 1 tsp.), and cover with cold water.Healthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals
  2. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes well and return to the same pot. Add the hot milk, butter (save up some butter for garnish if you want), and cream cheese.Healthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals
  4. Mash with a potato masher until smooth and creamy (it may take some time mashing the potatoes to the desired texture). Season with salt and pepper to taste.Healthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals
  5. Serve warm, garnished with fresh herbs or chives if desired. Enjoy!

Healthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals

How Many Calories in Healthy Mashed Potatoes

 

Calories (per 1 serve 225g): 230 cal Calories (per 100g ): 102 cal
Fat: 5.3 g Fat: 2.3 g
Carbohydrates: 39.7 g Carbohydrates: 17.7 g
Protein: 5.8 g Protein: 2.6 g
Healthy Mashed Potatoes - the best side dish for family dinners, entertaining, or holiday meals

Healthy Mashed Potatoes

This Healthy Mashed Potatoes recipe is light, creamy, easy, and the best way to make mashed potatoes. With only a few simple steps, you’ll get ultimate, fluffy mashed potatoes that make a wonderful accompaniment to many main dishes and Thanksgiving or holiday dinners.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish, Supper
Servings 6 people
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lb ~1350g peeled yukon gold, russet or red potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • 1/2 cup hot 2% milk
  • 2 Tbsp. 28g butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. 30g light cream cheese, room temperature
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, add the potato cubes, salt (about 1 tsp.), and cover with cold water.
  • Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Drain the potatoes well and return to the same pot. Add the hot milk, butter (save up some butter for garnish if you want), and cream cheese. Mash with a potato masher until smooth and creamy (it may take some time mashing the potatoes to the desired texture). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm, garnished with fresh herbs or chives if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

How Many Calories in Healthy Mashed Potatoes
Calories (per 1 serve 225g): 230 cal Calories (per 100g ): 102 cal
Fat: 5.3 g Fat: 2.3 g
Carbohydrates: 39.7 g Carbohydrates: 17.7 g
Protein: 5.8 g Protein: 2.6 g
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