Healthy Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


Make healthy mashed potatoes by substituting cream for low-fat milk and butter with chicken stock!



  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes in large chunks.
  2. Boil the potatoes uncovered in salted water. (This is important!)
  3. Turn down the heat to medium, cover and simmer until the potatoes are tender (about 25 minutes).
  4. Drain and place the potatoes back in the pot. Place the pot back on the stove and heat on high for 1 minute to eliminate any excess water.
  5. Take off the heat and mash using a potato masher.
  6. Add the chicken broth, skim milk, butter and olive oil. Mix well until light and fluffy.
  7. Add a generous amount of salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.

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