Mashed Idaho Potatoes

Mashed Idaho Potatoes

This Recipe Makeover can be made stove-top or in a crock-pot/slow cooker. It is sure to be a hit, especially during the holiday season!

Per serving, 1/2 cup: 102 calories and 1.4g fat.

Saves, per 1/2 cup: 32 calories and 4.7g fat.

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Serves: 16 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Extra Time: 3 hrs
(extra, for crock-pot, if slow cooking)

Yield: 16 x 1/2 cup servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

This made-over recipe lowers the calories and fat by replacing regular sour cream with fat-free, whole milk with low-fat, and butter with light buttery spread. The result - delicious mashed potatoes lighter on the waistline but not on flavor!

(Note: Although traditionally, 1 cup is a common serving, for purposes of comparison, 1/2 cup serving was used.)

Ingredients Convert to Imperial Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 5 large IdahoŽ Russett Burbank potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into chunks
  • 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk (1%)
  • 57.14 g (1/4 cup) light buttery spread
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 5 large russett potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into large pieces
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup whole milk (3.25%)
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 Tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp salted butter, extra, for topping

Directions:

Place potatoes in large pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, covered, on high heat. Reduce to simmer. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Drain potatoes thoroughly; return to pan.

(Or, for crock-pot/slow cooker: Place potatoes in large crock-pot/slow cooker. Cover potatoes with water and cook over medium heat for 4 hours. Drain potatoes thoroughly.)

Mash the cooked potatoes. Mash in sour cream, milk and buttery spread. Add chives, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth. Serve.

Variations:

Can serve with your favorite gravy, such as CalorieKing's "Guilt-Free Turkey Gravy" (see recipe link).

For added fiber, can leave potato skins on.

Cheese mashed potatoes: add 1/4 to 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheese.

Garlic mashed potatoes: add 2 tsp minced garlic, or to taste.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Thanks to Idaho Potato Commission, adapted by CalorieKing staff