Mashed Potatoes,Mom's Recipe

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Mom's Mashed Potatoes


  • 5 medium russet potatoes (medium white or red potatoes can also be used)
  • 2 green onions, white and part of green, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fat-free half and half (low-fat milk or whole milk can also be used)
  • 1/4 cup fat-free or light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or no- or low-trans fat margarine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced or crushed garlic (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1. Pierce each potato several times with a fork and microwave the potatoes on HIGH until they are tender throughout (about 20 minutes depending on your microwave.) You can also bake or boil the potatoes until tender if you prefer. Let potatoes cool a few minutes.
2. Peel off skins (and discard) and add the potato flesh to a large mixing bowl along with the green onions, fat-free half and half, sour cream, butter or margarine, and garlic.
3. Beat on low speed until fairly smooth and blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.

6 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 187 calories, 5 g protein, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fat (1.2 g saturated fat, 0.6 g monounsaturated fat, 0.1 g polyunsaturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 3.5 g fiber, 55 mg sodium (not including salt to taste).

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Reviewed on 2/14/2006

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