Guilt-Free Garlic Mashed PotatoesThis post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure.
Mashed Potatoes are one of my favorite holiday staples.
It has to be one of the most popular and hard-to-resist side dishes ever – because of all that buttery, starchy goodness.
I was at a cooking class recently and we made decadent smashed baby red potatoes: oven fried with olive oil, salt and pepper, and topped with creme fraiche and chives. It was absolutely amazing and SO hard to stop after a few bites!
I wanted to recreate the feel of that recipe, but in a way that would be guilt-free and just as tasty.
I added garlic, greek yogurt and chives for some added punch, and a secret ingredient that will cut the calories of this recipe in half. You won’t miss traditional mashed potatoes after trying this recipe – I hope it makes an appearance at your holiday table!
Guilt-Free Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 5 cloves of garlic more if you like it super garlicky
- 1 medium-sized russet potato about 12 oz.
- 5 cups cauliflower florets about 1 head
- 2-3 Tbsp skim milk
- 1 Tbsp light butter
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Chopped chives optional
- Fresh herbs – thyme rosemary, parsley (optional)
- 2 % Greek Yogurt 1 Tbsp per serving, optional
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add the potatoes, garlic and cauliflower to the pot (make sure there’s enough water to cover the veggies). Cover and simmer/cook until the veggies are tender – about 15-20 minutes.
- Drain water, and transfer the potatoes, cauliflower and garlic to a large bowl.
- To the bowl, add the milk, butter, salt & pepper and mash until smooth. Top with chives, herbs, and a dollop of Greek Yogurt. Enjoy!