Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes

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 125 calories and 2 grams of fat.
Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

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 sticks margarine, no trans fats or partially hydrogenated oils. It’s also Lactose-free. gluten-free and non-dairy.

Shopping Tips

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.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (½ cup)
125 calories, 2g fat, 0.5 sat. fat, 0mg chol, 3g protein, 325g carbs, 3g fiber, 220mg sodium, 1g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
105 calories, 0.5g sat. fat, 1g sugar, 3g protein


Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes

Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 125 kcal


  • 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


  • If you want to remove the skins, peel the potatoes first, before cutting them 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.
  • In the meantime, place onions on a microwave-safe plate and cook in the microwave for about 4 minutes, until soft.
  • Add cooked onions and chicken broth to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • 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.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 325gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 220mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 3Plus Points: 3
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!


  1. Hi. Making this recipe today. Wondering what to do about sparking onions in the microwave next time. Maybe I should could them on the stove top. Anyway, the potatoes are lovely. Thank you.

  2. Mary Jo, I like to soften the onions in the microwave You don’t dry them out and can cook them easily without oil.But either way works.
    My best,

  3. Ok, so softening chopped onion in the microwave with oil prevents sparks? They began sparking seconds after i placed them on a covered microwave safe plate. You don’t have to answer. It’s fine. I made it work. Good spuds.

  4. Wow, Mary Jo, I’ve never experienced sparks. Well, I’m glad this still worked out for you!

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