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Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes - Cooking With Fudge
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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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 30-Minute, Garlic, Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 268kcal


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


  • 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


  • 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.


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/


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