Healthy Mashed Potatoes
Looking for a new side dish? Try these healthy mashed potatoes! This super simple recipe makes the best mash ever – and only a few ingredients are needed.
- 1 pound potatoes
- 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
Start by peeling and dicing the potatoes. You can dice them however you like, but I like to cut them quite small as it makes them cook faster.
Add the potatoes to a pot of boiling water, with enough water to cover the potatoes completely. Boil the potatoes until they are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork. Depending on the size of your potato chunks, this can take anything from 5 to 25 minutes.
After the potatoes have boiled, drain off the excess water, and add seasoning and Greek yogurt.
Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth. Lastly, add any additional seasoning or more yogurt to taste, then serve the healthy mashed potatoes with your favorite entree.
- Use a potato masher to mash your potatoes. Don’t make the mistake of using a hand blender or electric whisk, as these will mash your potatoes into a puree.
- On that point, be careful not to mash your potatoes too much. They can quickly turn gluey and pasty, and they will be unpleasant to eat.
- You might want to add more or less Greek yogurt or seasoning to suit your preferences. Feel free to add these ingredients to taste.
- You can store leftover mashed potatoes in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg