Total Antioxidant Capacity: 2,464. Prep: 25 minutes; Cook: 25 minutes. Russet potatoes have about double the antioxidants of plain white and red potatoes. They're also one of the most versatile varieties of potato since they lend themselves to baking, mashing, or boiling.Despite the creaminess of these mashed potatoes, they're low in cholesterol. For a more nutrient-packed mashed potato, use the sweet potato, a superfood that's rich in beta-carotene, fiber, and vitamin A.


Credit: Beatriz Dacosta

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6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)


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  • Cut leek sections lengthwise into matchstick-size pieces.

  • Heat olive oil in a large non- stick skillet over medium heat; add leek, and cook 5 minutes or until softened. Increase heat to medium-high, and sauté 1 minute or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  • Place chopped potato in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cover saucepan, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until tender. Drain, and return potato to pot. Add buttermilk, Neufchâtel, butter, salt, and freshly ground black pepper; mash with a potato masher until smooth.

  • To serve, place potato mixture in a large serving dish; top with sautéed leeks. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 2g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 31g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 13mg; iron 2mg; sodium 176mg; calcium 67mg.