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!"

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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