Healthier Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

What’s more comforting than creamy mashed potatoes?…

…winning a game of Words With Friends?

…wearing your favorite scarf?

…lounging in your snuggy?

…healthier mashed potatoes!

 

Seriously delicious.

Just make sure that whomever you kiss has some too.

You will want you BOTH to have garlic breath. 😉

Healthier Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

adapted from fitness magazine

Ingredients

  • 8 garlic cloves, in the casings
  • about 6-8 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How-To

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the garlic cloves in aluminum foil, and close like a pouch.
  3. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, put the diced potatoes in a large pot, covered with cold water.
  6. Bring to a boil on high heat.
  7. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer for 20 minutes until tender.
  8. Drain the potatoes and place in a bowl (or the stand mixer).
  9. Squeeze the garlic out of the casings, into the bowl.
  10. Using your electric mixer, combine the potatoes and garlic until mashed.
  11. Add in the yogurt, milk and seasoning.
  12. Beat until combined.
  13. Serve as a side dish!

Servings: 6-8 

15 comments

  1. If these are better than winning a game of Words With Friends then I’m a fan!! I’ve never thought to use Greek yogurt in mashed potatoes. Definitely a great idea!

  2. This mash looks like it packs a ton of flavor! The greek yogurt in mashed potatoes is a must-try! Have you tried a cauliflower mash yet? Definitely nothing like the traditional mashed potatoes, but still pretty tastey and healthful 🙂 Thanks for another delicious recipe!

    1. I haven’t tried cauliflower mash, but it’s on my list. I loved putting the mashed up cauliflower in mac ‘n cheese. It was delicious! 😀

  3. Just an aside: when posting a mashed potato recipe of any kind, consider re-issuing reminders about not using cold dairy and “beating” the potatoes too forcefully, or else you end up with glue. Same ingredients, but radically different results (success or failure).

    1. I didn’t know that the milk should be warm. Good tip! And funny you should mention glue like potatoes. My in-laws put potato starch in their mashed potatoes so that they will be like glue. When I tasted this, I was pretty appalled and later told my husband that people try to avoid gluey potatoes, which of course he told his mother, to which she replied, “That’s how *WE* eat our potatoes.” Fun stuff, in-laws. 🙂

  4. but… but… there’s NO butter! I’m about to pass out lol. I love mashed potatoes though, so as long as they’re full of flavor and have zero lumps – I’m in! 🙂

  5. These were super yummy! I left out the garlic because I didn’t feel like turning on the oven and they were still amazing. They had a nice tang to them and we both enjoyed them a lot. I think I’ll use this recipe from now on! I hope you had a happy Easter. 🙂

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