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Healthy Mashed Potatoes for the Holidays

Healthy Mashed Potatoes for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving coming up, you may already be thinking about what foods you are going to serve for this special occasion.

Mashed potatoes complement a Thanksgiving meal nicely, but those extra carbs, calories, and fat could spell trouble for your diet.

If mashed potatoes are a traditional dish in your family, you can still serve them and still maintain your healthy diet. Courtesy of Chef Jack, here is his healthy recipe for Parmesan Mashed Red Potatoes, suitable to be served on any holiday!

You will need:

2 ½ pounds red potatoes—unpeeled, quartered

3 gloves of garlic—peeled

2 tablespoons of butter

1/2 cup of low-fat milk

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

A pinch of salt


1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large boiling pan.

2. Fill the pan with water, making sure that the potatoes are fully covered with water, but the pan isn’t too full.

3. Bring the potatoes to a boil.

4. After bringing potatoes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

5. After potatoes are done simmering, drain really well.

6. In the same pan, add in the butter, milk and salt. Mash until potatoes are mixed with all ingredients.

7. Add chives (optional), and stir in the parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Information:

One serving

Calories: 199

Fat: 6 grams

Protein: 6 grams

Fiber: 3.2 grams

Serves between 4-6 people.

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