Mashed Potatoes

Recipe - Savory Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes often get a bad rap for being high in calories, sodium and fat. They don’t have to be. Swap the cream and salt for other flavorful ingredients for a tasty and healthy version.

Makes: 6 servings
Total Time: Approximately 45 minutes 


  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ¾ cup low-fat milk
  • 2 cups shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup gruyere cheese, shredded

  • Heat oil over low-medium heat in a nonstick saucepan and add sliced shallots.
  • Stir shallots frequently for about twenty minutes until tender and brown. Transfer shallots to a small bowl.
  • In a large saucepan, add water and quartered potatoes. Bring water to boil and reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered for about fifteen minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Add milk. Stir and mash until potatoes reach desired consistency. Add cheese and stir for a few more minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Tranfer mashed potatoes to a serving dish, top with crispy shallots and serve.

Nutrition facts (1 cup serving):

  • 291 Calories
  • 8.7 grams Fat (4.0 gram Saturated Fat)
  • 21 mg Cholesterol
  • 1172 mg Potassium
  • 95 mg Sodium
  • 45 grams Carbohydrate
  • 4 grams Fiber
  • 2.5 grams Sugar
  • 10.4 grams Protein

Recipe provided by: Domenica L. Toscani, DTR, Virtua Nutrition

Updated July 12, 2016

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