The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

If you’re looking for the best mashed potatoes recipe, look no further! These low calorie mashed potatoes from scratch are both easy and delicious… and no one will miss the extra calories.

In this article you will learn how to make mashed potatoes in a healthy, low calorie way. I make this mashed potatoes recipe easy, and low in cost so it works for all budgets and cooking levels.

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Learn how to make mashed potatoes recipes from scratch, without heavy cream and with limited butter. This way you can enjoy mash potatoes on any diet, without blowing your calorie budget.

This easy mashed potatoes recipe is made even easier with a printable recipe card, shopping list and even a nutrition label!

You’re just a few ingredients and steps away from the best homemade mashed potatoes recipe…

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This article will supply you with all you need to make the best potato mash recipe! From a printable recipe card, to a guide to the best potato for mashed potatoes… all of your questions will be answered and you’ll have the most delicious mash potatoes recipe you’ve ever tasted.

Easy recipes with mashed potatoes are great for holiday gatherings, potlucks, and even weeknight dinners.

Here’s What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Mashed Potatoes Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Homemade Mashed Potatoes
  • The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Mashed Potatoes Calories and Nutrition

This article will teach you how to make mash potato recipes at home, for fewer calories than the traditional recipe. You’ll learn the best potatoes for mashing, and even basic mashed potatoes nutrition and calories.

This article will supply all you need to make the best homemade mashed potatoes recipe… From a Shopping List, to a Printable Recipe Card, even a Nutrition Label…

Mashed Potatoes Ingredients

This section will go over mashed potatoes ingredients, and the following section will review how to cook mashed potatoes.

All of the information comes together in the printable recipe card including measurements, directions, nutrition and more. The recipe card allow allow you to pick how many servings you want to make, with a handy ingredient multiplier… so make sure to check it out!

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

When it comes to making the best homemade mashed potatoes recipe, you have two types of potatoes to choose from…

I prefer Gold Potatoes as they have a creamy consistency, but Russet Potatoes will also work in this recipe and won’t change the nutrition information. So get what you prefer, and or what’s on sale.

Shopping List for Homemade Mashed Potatoes:

  • Garlic salt
  • Gold potatoes
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Gruyere cheese
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Butter¬†(optional)

Now that you have the ingredients for mashed potatoes, let’s move on to directions for these simple mashed potatoes.

The best potato for mashing potatoes is a toss up… I prefer Gold Potatoes as they have a creamy consistency. But Russet Potatoes also work great. You choose your favorite, or what’s on sale.

How to Make Homemade Mashed Potatoes

The hardest part in making quick mashed potatoes is the peeling and boiling potatoes for mash. Which, let’s be honest… is pretty easy, just a little time consuming.

I’ve helped you cut time and work with my easy directions. Dropping the potatoes in the water as you work will not only stop them from browning (oxidation) but it will also save you time, and helps the work move a bit faster.

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

You can find the directions, measurements and more information for this quick mash potato recipe in the sharable recipe card below.

How to Make Homemade Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Add the garlic salt to a large sauce pot, and fill 2/3 full with water.
  2. Peel and cut the potatoes into chunks, dropping into the water as you work.
  3. Bring to a boil, and boil potatoes for 15-25 minutes, until soft when pierced with a fork.
  4. Use a coffee cup to remove and reserve 1/2 cup of the potato water, then drain the potatoes.
  5. Add the almond milk, cheese, yogurt and 1/4 of the potato water to the pot of drained potatoes and mash together, adding more potato water as needed to get your desired consistency.
  6. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. If desired, add 2 tablespoons of butter to melt over the potatoes.

Now that you have directions on how to make mashed potatoes recipe easy, we can move onto the recipe card and nutrition.

You’ll want to make this easy mashed potatoes recipe over and over again. So be sure to pin this recipe card to your Pintrest board for easy access.

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

You’ll want to make this recipe for basic mashed potatoes over and over again!

It’s low in calories, easy to make, and quite the crowd pleaser!

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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This is the best homemade mashed potatoes recipe for those looking to cut calories without cutting flavor.
We've removed all of the heavy cream, and only add butter as a garnish… I only add it for holiday gatherings, to make it a bit fancier.
Try this low calorie easy mashed potatoes recipes for your next holiday gathering, or weeknight dinner.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6 servings
Calories 62 kcal

Equipment

  • Potato Masher

Ingredients
  

  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 4 gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter optional, added as topping garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add the garlic salt to a large sauce pot, and fill 2/3 full with water.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into chunks, dropping into the water as you work.
  • Bring to a boil, and boil potatoes for 15-25 minutes, until soft when pierced with a fork.
  • Use a coffee cup to remove and reserve 1/2 cup of the potato water, then drain the potatoes.
  • Add the almond milk, cheese, yogurt and 1/4 of the potato water to the pot of drained potatoes and mash together, adding more potato water as needed to get your desired consistency.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. If desired, add 2 tablespoons of butter to melt over the potatoes.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 4.8gFat: 1.4gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 37mgPotassium: 224mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 1.9gCalcium: 93mgIron: 0mg
Keyword holiday, holiday meal, potatoes, Side Dish
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