Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes

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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 POINTS PLUS. 

Prep Time: 8 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 tips

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

Healthy Benefits

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.

Shopping Tip

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
(old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
148 calories, 2g 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

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6 Responses to “Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes”

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  3. Maggy Says:

    The onions in this recipe give the mashed potatoes such an unexpected depth of flavor. I did miss the creaminess of regular mashed potatoes so I added 2 tbsp. of non-fat Greek yogurt. Even without the yogurt, these are delicious mashed potatoes. =)

  4. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for your yummy feedback Maggy!

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    Thanks so much for including my Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes in your fantastic collection of recipes for Passover.
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