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Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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If you are a fan of mashed potatoes and are hoping to find a recipe that is lightened up just a smidge, you are in the right place! These Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are full of flavor, and they taste exactly like what you would find at your favorite steakhouse restaurant. By making a few simple swaps, you can still enjoy a hearty and delicious side dish with fewer calories and fat.

What Kind Of Potatoes Should I Use?

You really can use any type of potato in this recipe. While my personal favorite is a red potato, I’ve also used yellow and Russet potatoes with fantastic results every time.

Do I Need To Peel My Potatoes?

No, absolutely not! While you are certainly more than welcome to peel your potatoes for this recipe, it’s totally up to your personal preference! I enjoy leaving them unpeeled (just be sure to give them a good scrub!) because it adds more texture and visual appeal.

What You’ll Need

Equipment

  • Vegetable peeler (optional)
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large stock pot
  • Colander or strainer
  • Potato masher, meat chopper, or hand mixer

Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic or garlic powder
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Light sour cream

How To Make These Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

First, give your potatoes a good scrub and peel them if you prefer. Next, cut them into chunks. I like to cut them into roughly the same size chunks so they all take the same amount of time to cook.

Then, add your potatoes to a large stockpot and fill it with cold water to about an inch or two past the height of your potatoes. Generously salt your water. You want it to taste like ocean water. Trust me on this… this will season your potatoes wonderfully! Don’t skip this step.

Next, bring the water to a boil and boil the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes until they are fork tender. If your potatoes are being stubborn and are not fork tender by this point, let them go for a couple more minutes and keep checking.

Once the potatoes are ready, strain in a colander or strainer and return to the stockpot. Add unsweetened almond milk and light sour cream and mash with a potato masher until they’re mashed to your liking, making them as smooth or chunky as your little heart desires. If you prefer more of a whipped consistency, I’d suggest using a hand mixer to get them nice and creamy.

Season with salt, pepper, minced garlic (or garlic powder!), give them another good stir, and you’re all set!

Nutritional Information

These Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes make eight heaping 1/2 cup servings. Each serving comes out to 268 calories, 4 WW Green SmartPoints®, 4 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 1 WW Purple SmartPoint®.

More Side Dishes

Are you looking for more side dish recipes? Be sure to check out my Oven Roasted Carrots And Parsnips, Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes, and Oven Roasted Vegetables!

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or post a picture and tag me on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter with @cookingwithfudge or #cookingwithfudge.

Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes - Cooking With Fudge

Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If you are a fan of mashed potatoes and are hoping to find a recipe that is lightened up just a smidge, you are in the right place! These Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are full of flavor, and they taste exactly like what you would find at your favorite steakhouse restaurant. By making a few simple swaps, you can still enjoy a hearty and delicious side dish with fewer calories and fat.
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Servings: 4 cups

Equipment

  • Vegetable peeler (optional)
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large stock pot
  • Colander or strainer
  • Potato masher, meat chopper, or hand mixer

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt plus more to season the potatoes after cooking
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic or 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 ounces light sour cream

Instructions

  • Scrub the potatoes clean and peel if desired.
  • Cut into similarly sized chunks so they cook uniformly.
  • Add the potatoes to a large stockpot and fill it with cold water to about an inch or two past the height of the potatoes. Generously salt the water.
  • Bring the water to a boil and boil the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes until they are fork tender.
  • Strain the potatoes in a colander or strainer and return to the stockpot.
  • Add unsweetened almond milk and light sour cream and mash with a potato masher, meat chopper, or hand mixer until they're to your desired consistency.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and minced garlic or garlic powder.
  • Stir to combine.

Notes

These Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes make eight heaping 1/2 cup servings. Each serving comes out to 268 calories, 4 WW Green SmartPoints®, 4 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 1 WW Purple SmartPoint®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/healthy-garlic-mashed-potatoes/

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 1823mg | Potassium: 1276mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2mg
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