Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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  • 1 1/2 pounds cubed, unpeeled red potatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; cover with cold water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife (about 20 minutes). Drain; return to pot over low heat.

2. Add milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Mash potatoes with a potato masher to desired consistency.

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  • Skip the boxed flakes and make from-scratch mashed potatoes in no time. This flavorful side dish recipe gets its kick from fresh garlic.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 189
Fat per serving: 6g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 29g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 17mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 235mg
Calcium per serving: 60mg

Good to Know

For a lower-fat and healthier alternative, use fat-free milk and SmartBalance buttery spread. This will cut back on saturated fat but not on flavor.

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