Creamy Low-Fat Mashed Potatoes

Cut down on extra calories this Thanksgiving by serving this healthy mashed-potato side dish.

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  • prep 15 min    cook 30-40 min
  • serves 4

You’ll love this version of mashed potatoes that’s low in fat and calories but high in taste.


  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

      How to make it  45-55 minutes

    • 1

      Place potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer until potatoes are fork tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

    • 2

      Drain potatoes, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Press potatoes through a ricer or mash in the saucepan. Stir in oil, sour cream, salt, and pepper until well blended. Gradually stir in some of the reserved cooking liquid until the potatoes become creamy and smooth.

    Nutritional Information(per serving)

    • Calories: 125
    • Fat: 4g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
    • Cholesterol: 2mg
    • Sodium: 83mg
    • Carbs: 20g
    • Protein: 3g
    • Fiber: 2g

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