Healthified Mashed Potatoes

If you think you have to give up your favorite mashed potatoes, think again. With a few minor changes, you can feel better about saying, "Please pass the potatoes!"

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 10
 

Ingredients

3
lb unpeeled red or Yukon gold potatoes (about 8 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
to 2/3 cup buttermilk
Freshly ground black pepper
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, place potatoes; add just enough water to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
  • 2 In same saucepan, mash potatoes, oil and salt with potato masher just until lumpy. Gradually add buttermilk, mashing until blended but still lumpy. (Amount of buttermilk needed to make potatoes creamy depends on variety of potatoes used.) Season to taste with pepper. Stir in chives.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, place potatoes; add just enough water to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
  • 2 In same saucepan, mash potatoes, oil and salt with potato masher just until lumpy. Gradually add buttermilk, mashing until blended but still lumpy. (Amount of buttermilk needed to make potatoes creamy depends on variety of potatoes used.) Season to taste with pepper. Stir in chives.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

By replacing high-fat ingredients found in traditional mashed potatoes with great-tasting alternatives, this version is better for you but just as yummy.

Remember to keep those peels on for added nutrients, like iron and vitamin C.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
135mg
135%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.