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Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

You'd never know that these mashed potatoes are on the lighter side. Garlic and chives season them nicely while sour cream and cream cheese add richness. They're special enough for company. -Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 6 cups quartered peeled potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • Dash paprika


  • 1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, milk, salt, garlic powder and pepper; beat until smooth. Stir in chives. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 140 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 322mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

Reviews for Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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tchr90 User ID: 2795278 130227
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"Excellent! I make this a lot! I have several family members who insist light food doesn't taste good but unknowingly ate these and loved them!"

bathroomsuds User ID: 5166894 51480
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"Absolutely delicious and easy too!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 91163
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"This is a 5-star recipe. I have no idea why my rating came up 4 stars."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 131099
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"Absolutely delicious! We used green onions instead of chives. We'll definitely make again!"

lhalek User ID: 3716977 77385
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"These potatoes were very creamy with just the right flavor and made a nice accompaniment to my turkey dinner. I will make them again!!!"

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