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Skin-On Mashed Potatoes

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Skin-On Mashed Potatoes
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4
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Everything is better with cheese! Upgrade your Thanksgiving spread with these skin-on cheesy mashed potatoes. This classic side dish comes together with just 10 minutes of prep and it will surely wow everyone around your table. Our cheesy mashed potatoes recipe is a new family favorite waiting to be discovered!
Updated Aug 17, 2021

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cubed (1 to 1 1/2 inch) unpeeled potatoes (1 1/4 lb)
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyère cheese (1 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)

Steps

  • 1
    In 3-quart saucepan, place potatoes and enough water to cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes.
  • 2
    In same saucepan or large bowl, mash hot potatoes. Beat in yogurt, cheese, milk, salt and pepper with electric mixer on low speed until light and fluffy. Stir in onions.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Russet potatoes are the go-to for mashed potatoes because they’re starchy and fall apart easily during cooking.
  • tip 2
    Use a good potato masher with a strong handle (the type with a flat metal grid-like masher) to smash your potatoes quickly and evenly.
  • tip 3
    When making homemade mashed potatoes with skin, look for nice, firm potatoes that don’t have green spots or “eyes” growing out of them.

Nutrition Information

140 Calories, 2 1/2g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
720mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
3g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This is not your average mashed potato recipe. This dish is actually only 140 calories per serving and has an extra kick of nutrients thanks to the skin on the potatoes—leaving the skin on also gives it a nice presentation for family dinners and parties. This better-for-you version of mashed potatoes doesn’t skimp on the quintessential creaminess associated with this traditional dish—it simply uses skinnier ingredients like low-fat yogurt in place of sour cream and skim milk in place of half-and-half. Green onions and cheese give it an extra flavor boost, too! The only thing better than these potatoes being both delicious and skinny? They are made with just seven ingredients and go from stove to table in a short 30 minutes. If you want to upgrade this recipe even further, browse our best recommendations for flavor boosts in this how to make mashed potatoes guide. Ready to try your hand at more mashed potato dishes? Find all of our best recipes in one place!
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