Guilt-free Mashed Potatoes with Butter, Sour Cream and Chives

Here’s an easy, dreamy, super delicious, potato recipe. Even better since you can enjoy every bite guilt-free. Using ingredients such as reduced-fat butter, fat-free sour cream, and buttermilk, has cut the calories and fat way down from this normally fattening classic. Each serving has 89 calories and 2 grams of fat.
Guilt-free Mashed Potatoes with Butter, Sour Cream and Chives

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Serves 8 (makes 4 cups total). Each serving, ½ cup

Food Facts
Red potatoes, (new potatoes) are commonly referred to as boiling potatoes. They have waxy flesh that contains less starch and more moisture than the Russet potato (brown baking potato). This makes them perfect for mashed potatoes.

Healthy Benefits
Over the years, potatoes have gotten a bad rap. They really shouldn’t because a medium-size spud has only 110 calories and are naturally fat-free.  They are high in vitamin C and have more potassium than a banana. They also contain fiber and iron.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup serving
89 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat.fat, 5g chol, 3g prot, 17g carbs, 1g fiber, 195mg sod, 2g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
88 calories, 1g sat. fat, 2g sugar, 3g protein


Guilt-free Mashed Potatoes with Butter, Sour Cream and Chives

Guilt-free Mashed Potatoes with Butter, Sour Cream and Chives

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 89 kcal


  • pounds red potatoes, washed and chopped into chunks (leave skins on)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light (gluten-free)
  • ¼ cup fat-free sour cream
  • cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.  Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until fork tender (approximately 15-20 minutes).
  • Drain potatoes into a colander and place drained potatoes back in saucepan.
  • To hot potatoes, add reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance, sour cream, and mash potatoes with a fork. Once butter is melted, add buttermilk, 1 tablespoon chives, salt, and pepper. Turn the flame to medium and continue to stir and mash potatoes. Heat until all ingredients are hot. Add more salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Spoon into serving bowl and top with 1 tablespoon chives.
  • This recipe can be doubled, tripled, and so on.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 195mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 3Plus Points: 3
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  1. Hi Nancy, I have made the potatoes with sour cream but the addition of buttermilk and chives give them a bit more flavor. I appreciate that you added the info about the type of potatoes to use too.
    I do have question though, Is there a way your recipes can be single spaced so that I could fit them on a 3×5 recipe card?

  2. Thanks for sharing your feedback, Anne Marie! As far as recipe cards, I’m sorry, my site isn’t set up to create these. You could copy the parts of the recipe you want and probably create your own. I have a Mac and I copy and paste the parts on want in pages.
    Best of luck!

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