Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes

 

dairy free mashers
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, 2 grams of fat, and 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 3 Green.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients

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


Instructions

1. 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.

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 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
3-Blue
WW SmartPoints
3-Green
WW POINTS PLUS
3

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

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!