Salads and Vegetables: Vegetable Dishes: 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.

Author: Idaho Potato Commission, adapted by CalorieKing staff
Date: November 23, 2011

Serves: 16 person(s)
Yield: 16 x 1/2 cup servings

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

Ingredients:

    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.)
  Recipe Makeover

    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%)
    2 oz (1/4 cup) light buttery spread
    2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp pepper

  Traditional Recipe

    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.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:102 cals134 cals
Kilojoules:427 kJ561 kJ
Fat1.4 g6.1 g
Carbohydrates20.7 g19.4 g
Protein2.1 g2.0 g
Cholesterol1.1 mg15.0 mg
Sodium186 mg186 mg
Saturated Fat0.4 g3.5 g
Fiber1.7 g1.7 g
Calcium26.0 mg26.0 mg
Total Sugars1.1 g1.4 g

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