Creamy Mashed Potatoes – Cleveland Clinic

light and creamy mashed potatoes

Looking for the perfect mashed potato recipe? Then, look no further because ours replaces unhealthy saturated fat with fat-free cream cheese and reduced-fat sour cream. And with garlic — a source of antioxidants, which may improve heart health and support a healthy immune system — white pepper, chives and paprika, this creamy mash is as healthy as it is flavorful.

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  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered                             
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 dash paprika


  1. Place potatoes in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mash the potatoes.
  4. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, milk, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Beat until smooth. 
  5. Stir in chives and sprinkle with paprika.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 8 servings

Calories: 160 
Total fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 330 mg
Carbohydrate: 33 g
Protein: 8 g

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