Mashed potatoes are a classic and beloved side dish, but they're often loaded with butter and cream, making them high in calories and fat. But fear not, for there is a healthier and just as delicious alternative - mashed potatoes made with Greek yogurt!
Greek yogurt is a versatile ingredient that not only adds a tangy flavor to your mashed potatoes, but also provides a creamy texture without all the added fat. Here's how to make it:
Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes at Thanksgiving and I could probably eat them as a side dish for dinner every night. Now that they are zero points on the myWW purple plan, I was determined to make a zero-point mashed potato recipe with dairy in it. Now that I can eat dairy again after discovering it was the artificial sweeteners giving me the digestion problems, I’ve been eating ALL the dairy. To make these mashed potatoes zero points, I used plain non-fat Greek yogurt and 1% milk. Any extra toppings you add on the potatoes you have to count of course.
Mashed potatoes aren’t only just for Thanksgiving. They can be a side dish at any time of the year. I love making mock KFC bowls with mashed potatoes. A mock KFC bowl is simply mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, and chicken. So good.
Other great potato side dishes to try are Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole aka Funeral Potatoes or Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes.
Why You Will Like This Recipe
Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscles. It also contains probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that can help improve digestion and boost the immune system.
And because it's lower in calories and fat than traditional mashed potatoes, it's a great option for those who are watching their weight or trying to eat healthier.
You can serve these mashed potatoes alongside your favorite main dish, or use them as a base for shepherd's pie or potato pancakes.
What do I need to make Mashed Potatoes?
- Uncooked potatoes, Idaho variety, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
- Garlic clove(s), peeled - Chopped fresh garlic can take some time to chop so I often always use the freshly minced garlic that comes already made in a jar.
- Greek Yogurt - is considered great for a variety of reasons. It is typically higher in protein and lower in sugar than regular yogurt, making it a good choice for those looking to maintain a balanced diet.
- Milk - Dairy does not like me at all so I go for a lactose free milk such as Fairlife. It also has more protein in it.
- Parsley, fresh, chopped
- Salt, or to taste
- Black pepper, or to taste
- See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to make Mashed Potatoes
Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; fill with enough water to cover them.
Set pan over high heat; bring to a boil. Boil until potatoes are fork-tender, about 8 minutes; drain and return potatoes and garlic to the pan. Add Greek Yogurt to pan; stir and then mash the mixture until almost smooth (or desired consistency). Stir in milk. Fold in parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about ¾ cup per serving.
What can you add to mashed potatoes?
Mashed potatoes are a delicious and versatile side dish that can be enjoyed with a wide variety of meals. There are many ingredients you can add to mashed potatoes to give them extra flavor and texture.
For a more flavorful twist, you can add chives or herbs like rosemary or thyme. Bacon bits, cheese, and caramelized onions are also popular additions that can give the mashed potatoes a delicious savory flavor.
Serve these a long side your favorite meal or Holiday dinner.
Tips for Mashed Potatoes
If you like your potatoes with butter on it, use light butter. Land O Lakes or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter makes good light butter. That will be extra points.
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By boiling garlic with the potatoes the garlic infuses the potatoes and gives them even more flavor when they are made into mashed potatoes. These mashed potatoes are zero points on the purple WW plan.
- 4 large uncooked potato(es), Idaho variety, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
- 8 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), peeled
- 1 cup(s) non-fat plain Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup(s) 1% milk
- ¼ cup(s) parsley, fresh, chopped
- ¾ tsp table salt, or to taste
- ¼ tsp black pepper, or to taste
Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; fill with enough water to cover them. Set pan over high heat; bring to a boil. Boil until potatoes are fork-tender, about 8 minutes; drain and return potatoes and garlic to pan. Add Greek Yogurt to pan; stir and then mash mixture until almost smooth (or desired consistency). Stir in milk. Fold in parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about ¾ cup per serving.
myWW points: Blue 5; Green 5; Purple 0
Points are calculated using the WW recipe builder and not the Nutrition Info.
- Category: Easy
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: ¾ cup
- Calories: 82
- Sugar: 2g
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 5g
Keywords: zero point mashed potatoes
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with WW in any way. I am just a member who creates recipes based on their points system. If you have any questions related to the program go to their website. The recipe builder is what I use to figure out points.