Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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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
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
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.
Originally published as Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p29

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.

  • 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.
Originally published as Light 'n' Creamy Mashed Potatoes in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p29

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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!"

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

"Absolutely delicious and easy too!"

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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."

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

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

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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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