101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Healthier Mashed Potatoes

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Healthier Mashed Potatoes


You must have mashed potatoes and gravy for Thanksgivings in July. But what about the diet? Inspired by a Cooks Illustrated recipe for "Lighter Mashed Potatoes" but simplified. About 200 calories per serving with only 2 gms. of fat so really a healthy side.


Results:
A 4 only because it is only mashed potatoes. Otherwise a potential 5.

Notes: I used Yukon Gold potatoes but any would do.


Tools: Hand mixer

Ingredients: (for three servings)
3 Medium potatoes pealed and cut into approximately 1 inch pieces
1 t butter
2 T low fat sour cream
1/4 to 1/3 cup skim milk
salt and pepper (keep it light)

Instructions:
1) Peal and cut potatoes. Place in medium sauce pan.
2) Add enough water cover potatoes by 1 inch and add 1 teaspoon table salt.
3) Bring to boil an high and then decrease to simmer and partly cover. Cook until fork tender. About 18-20 minutes.
4) Drain water, add butter, sour cream and about 1/4 cup milk. Mix on low with hand held electric mixer. Add a bit more milk as needed to get desire consistency. Also salt and pepper to taste. Go light on the salt.
5) Serve hot.




Healthier Mashed Potatoes


Inspired by a Cooks Illustrated recipe for "Lighter Mashed Potatoes" but simplified. About 200 calories per serving with only 2 gms. of fat so really a healthy side.
Ingredients
3 Medium potatoes pealed and cut into approximately 1 inch pieces1 t butter2 T low fat sour cream1/4 to 1/3 cup skim milk salt and pepper (keep it light)
Instructions
1) Peal and cut potatoes. Place in medium sauce pan.2) Add enough water cover potatoes by 1 inch and add 1 teaspoon table salt. 3) Bring to boil an high and then decrease to simmer and partly cover. Cook until fork tender. About 18-20 minutes.4) Drain water, add butter, sour cream and about 1/4 cup milk. Mix on low with hand held electric mixer. Add a bit more milk as needed to get desire consistency. Also salt and pepper to taste. Go light on the salt.5) Serve hot.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 servings

Updated

April 24, 2011

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3 Comments:

At July 31, 2010 at 10:13 PM , Anonymous Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

OOOhhh this makes me so lonesome for my favorite meal of the year...Thanksgiving!

 
At July 31, 2010 at 10:19 PM , Blogger Dr Dan said...

I know it is grill season but we needed a break.

 
At August 4, 2010 at 10:22 PM , Blogger Chris said...

Mashed potatoes are one of my favorites but never really thought of a way to make them more healthy like this. Nice job.

 

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