Creamy Mashed Potatoes

What’s a Southern website with no mention of creamy mashed potatoes? Not us that’s for sure. Try this easy, healthy mashed potatoes recipe. It is possible to have healthy mashed potatoes with a ton of flavor. Check out this healthy mashed potatoes recipe for a quick and easy side dish.
Prep: 10 min | Cook: 30 min | Serves 8 (1 cup) | Level: Easy
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3 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
1 tsp of salt
½ tsp of black pepper
1 1/2 cup of low-fat milk
3 tbs of margarine
5 cloves garlic, crushed
4 ounces low fat cheddar cheese


  1. Peel and cut each potato into 4 to 8 pieces.
  2. Bring the potatoes to a boil over medium-high heat in a large pot and then reduce heat to maintain a rolling boil. Cook until potatoes fall apart when poked with a fork. This should take about 30 minutes.
  3. As the potatoes boil, start on the cream sauce: Heat margarine in a saucepan set to medium high. Then sauté the garlic in the pan until golden brown.
  4. When the garlic is golden brown, add the milk, salt, pepper, and cheese to the pan and heat until simmering.
  5. By this point the potatoes should be about done cooking. Drain the potatoes of their water, then mash the potatoes using a potato masher or a coffee mug. Make sure to get out as many clumps as possible.
  6. Mix the cream sauce into the potatoes with a large spoon or a spatula. Then mash the rest of the lumps out of the mashed potatoes.
  7. Let stand for 5 minutes to allow the potatoes to thicken. Then serve your creamy mashed potatoes.
Calories Fat (G) Sodium (MG)
Total 1800 40.0 2870
Amount Per Serving 225 5.0 360
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