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Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate holiday side. They taste just as fluffy and rich as classic mashed potatoes, but with a few healthy swaps.
Yield 10 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese , softened


  • Peel and chop the potatoes into 2-inch cubes.
  • Add the potatoes to a large pot covered with 2 inches of water.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • In a small saucepan melt the butter, thyme, and garlic on medium heat until just melted, then turn it off and let it sit.
  • Remove the potatoes from the pot and drain the water.
  • Add the potatoes, salt, pepper, milk, and cream cheese together.
  • Mash well with a potato masher or use an immersion blender to mash well.
  • Stir in the garlic thyme butter mixture.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 999mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: Healthy Mashed Potatoes