Mashed potatoes really don’t need to be made with milk or cream to be rich and creamy. I’m using reduced-sodium chicken broth instead! Their delicious flavor is also coming from cooked onions and a little Smart Balance Light. The skinny for 1 serving is 148 calories, 1.9 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Made with butter and milk each serving has 269 calories and 10 grams of fat.
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1½ pounds Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes, Yukon gold or red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into even sized chunks, 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. 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 and place drained potatoes back in the pot.
Add the 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).
Weight Watchers (old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
148 calories, 1.9g fat, 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