Skip the boxed flakes and make from-scratch mashed potatoes in no time. This flavorful side dish recipe gets its kick from fresh garlic.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.

Karen Levin


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 2g; poly fatg; protein 4g; carbohydrates 29g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 17mg; iron 1mg; sodium 235mg; calcium 60mg.