Mashed potatoes can still taste great even without dairy in them! I’m using reduced-sodium chicken broth instead. The delicious flavor is also coming from cooked onions and a little Smart Balance Light. Each serving has 148 calories, 2 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1½ pounds Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes, Yukon gold, red potatoes or baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into even sized chunks (use larger potatoes, if you want the skins removed), see shopping tip
¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups onions, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons Smart Balance Light, see healthy benefits
1. If you want to remove the skins, peel the potatoes first, before cutting into chunks. Add potatoes to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until tender.
2. In the meantime, place onions on a microwave safe plate and cook in the microwave for about 4 minutes, until soft.
3. Add cooked onions and chicken broth to a blender and blend until smooth.
4. Drain potatoes into a colander. Place drained potatoes back in pot.
Add Smart Balance, pureed onions and broth and a little salt and pepper. Turn flame to medium and smash using a potato masher or the back of a fork. Mash potatoes until smooth and all the ingredients are heated.
Makes 6 (½ cup) servings
Potatoes are high in vitamin C and have more potassium than a banana. They also contain fiber and iron.
Onions are a powerful antiseptic and are rich in vitamins A, B, and C. They also contain folic acid, calcium, iron and fiber.
Smart Balance Light is a buttery tasting spread made with a unique blend of natural oils that improves the ratio of “good” HDL to “bad” LDL2. It’s a good source of Omega-3, has 50% less fat and calories than butter or stick margarine, no trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils. It’s also Lactose-free. gluten-free and non-dairy.
You’ll find Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes in bags in the produce section of many supermarkets. I bought them at Trader Joe’s. You can also use Yukon Gold or red (new potatoes) or good old baking potatoes.
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
Weight Watchers (old points) 2
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (½ cup)
148 calories, 2g fat, 0.5 sat. fat, 0mg chol, 4g protein, 30g carbs, 4g fiber, 259mg sodium, 1g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for 1 serving made with full fat butter and milk
269 calories, 10g fat, 6g protein, 39g carbs, 5g fiber, 388mg sodium, 4g sugar