These potatoes are simple to make and really, really delicious! Perfect for anyone who lactose intolerant, gluten free or not. They will make everyone happy! You won’t miss the dairy at all. They’re velvety with great flavor. Each serving has 79 calories, 1 gram of fat and 2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1½ pounds red potatoes (new potatoes) cut into even sized chunks
3 garlic cloves, smashed
2 tablespoons Smart Balance Light, see healthy benefits and shopping tips
¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, see shopping tips
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Scallions or chives, chopped for topping (optional)
1. Add potatoes and smashed garlic cloves to a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, cover and turn heat down. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until tender.
2. Drain potatoes in a colander and place drained potatoes back in pot. Add Smart Balance. Using a potato masher or the back of a fork, smash the potatoes. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste. Turn flame to medium. Continue to mash potatoes until fairly smooth and all ingredients are heated. They will be a little rustic due to the skins left on. Add more salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste. Top with chopped scallions or chives, if desired.
3. This recipe can be easily doubled, tripled and so on.
Makes 4 cups total. Each serving ½ cup (8 servings)
Potatoes are high in vitamin C and have more potassium than a banana. They also contain fiber and iron.
Garlic promotes circulation and lowers cholesterol. It also contains sulfur compounds that may help to prevent cancer growth.
Smart Balance Light is a lactose-free, gluten-free and non-dairy, 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.
I used Campbell’s Natural Goodness chicken broth. According to Campbell’s gluten-free product listings, regular, organic, and Natural Goodness™ varieties of Swanson chicken broth are gluten-free. Or use your favorite brand.
Smart Balance Light is sold in most supermarkets where the tubs of butter and margarine are sold.
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2
Weight Watchers (old points) 1
|SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup
79 calories, 1g fat, 0.4 sat. fat, 0mg chol, 2g prot, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 222mg sod, 1g sugar