Side Dish

Basic Mashed Potatoes

3 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 140kcal
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Basic Mashed Potatoes


  • 1 1/4 lbs Russet potatoes*
  • 1/2 cup Nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Healthy butter spread
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt or 1/2garlic or seasoned salt
  • 2 tbsp Chopped fresh parsley
  • dash Freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Place whole potatoes (do not poke) into microwave-safe dish. Cover dish. (If covering dish with plastic wrap, poke small hole in plastic.)
  • Microwave on HIGH for 10 to 12 minutes depending on strength of microwave.
  • Use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave; carefully remove cover and mash well. Stir in yogurt, milk, butter spread and seasonings. Cook for a minute or 2 more to heat if necessary.
  • *Yukon Gold, yellow or white potatoes can be substituted


Calories |140kcalCarbohydrates |29gProtein |6gFat |1gSaturated Fat |1gPolyunsaturated Fat |1gMonounsaturated Fat |1gCholesterol |1mgSodium |189mgPotassium |717mgFiber |2gSugar |5gVitamin A |66IUVitamin C |8mgCalcium |117mgIron |1mg