Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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These healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy and much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so darn good! The perfect side dish at any holiday.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These easy garlic mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for filet mignon, air fryer steak, or serve this at your Thanksgiving table with your Dry Brine Turkey. If you have leftovers, make these Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties. More potato recipes you might also enjoy, these Paprika Smashed Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, or these Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.

Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

How to make creamy mashed potatoes without adding too much fat?

  • I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes, they have a buttery texture and golden color.
  • When the potatoes are still warm, I drain them and add a combination of milk, broth and sour cream with just a small amount of butter for flavor.
  • To mash the potatoes I like to use a potato masher or a hand mixer to get them extra whipped. I don’t recommend an immersion blender, it will make it pasty.


  • Potatoes – if you want to sub out the potatoes, you can use russet or Idaho potatoes.
  • Dairy Free – sub the milk for dairy free milk and swap the sour cream for this dairy-free heavy cream.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

mashed potatoes

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

165 Cals
5 Protein
31 Carbs
3 Fats

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

These healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy and much lighter than traditional mashed potatoes, and taste so darn good! The perfect side dish at any holiday.

  • 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed, 4 medium
  • 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, sub vegetable broth for vegetarian
  • 1/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1 tbsp whipped butter
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme or chives
  • Put the potatoes and garlic in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil.

  • Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  • Drain and return potatoes and garlic to pan over low heat. Add sour cream and remaining ingredients. Using a masher, mash until smooth and if it’s too watery, let it cook a few minutes until the texture is perfect.

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 165kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 112.5mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g

WW Points Plus: 4

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