Skinny Mash Potatoes

It’s no wonder mashed potatoes are such a popular comfort food.  With gobs of butter and cream added, they possess such a creamy, rich flavor.  It was essential to create a mashed potato that could stand up to the best of them.  With so few ingredients to work with, it was important that it tasted rich and velvety.  I used reduced-fat milk to replace the cream and reduced-fat butter.  Mission accomplished!  The skinny for 1 serving, 123 calories and 3 grams of fat.
Skinny Mash Potatoes

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 6 servings (each serving, ½ cup)

Food Facts

Red potatoes, (new potatoes) are commonly referred to as boiling potatoes. They have a 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’re high in vitamin C and have more potassium than a banana.  They also contain fiber and iron.

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SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup serving
123 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat. fat, 3g chol, 22g carb, 4g protein, 2g fiber, 248mg sodium, 1g sugar.


Skinny Mash Potatoes

Skinny Mash 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 123 kcal


  • pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into even sized large chunks
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light (gluten free)
  • ¾ to 1 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 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 the saucepan.
  • Add reduced-fat butter, milk, chives, salt and pepper to the hot potatoes.
  • Turn the flame to medium and smash potatoes with a fork and cut with a knife until blended and all the ingredients are heated.
  • To serve: spoon out ½ cup serving.
  • This recipe can be doubled, tripled and so on.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 248mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gBlue Smart Points: 4Green Smart Points: 4Plus Points: 3
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