(Recipe) Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are one of the great comfort foods. 

Here’s a slightly grown-up version that’s quick and easy — but has all the flavor you could want and fewer calories than you might expect.

Recipe: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings


1 1/3 pound potatoes (about 4 medium)
1 cup 1% milk
1 Tablespoon  margarine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoons sea salt
Pepper to taste
Chopped parsley for garnish


Wash potatoes well using a scrubbing device.

Pierce potatoes with fork. Microwave on high for 13 minutes

Cut each potato into 1 inch cubes and place into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Mash with potato masher or beat with an electric mixer.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine milk, margarine and garlic. Microwave on high 2 minutes. 

Add liquid to potato pulp. 

Season with salt and pepper. Microwave on high 1 minute. 

Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories –  222
Carbohydrate –  42 g
Protein – 7 g
Fat – 3g
Saturated fat – 1g
Fiber – 4 g
Sodium – 540 mg

Meet the Author

Theresa Glasgow, RD, is a Registered Dietitian and the Manager of Nutrition Services at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital in Milwaukee, WI

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