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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed PotatoesJami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

November 4, 2012


It's not too early to start planning for Thanksgiving & here is a must-have on everybody's Thanksgiving table — mashed potatoes! Of course, this recipe is healthier and better for you than traditional mashed potatoes, but no one will ever know because we are completely cutting out the butter without losing any of the flavor!



Makes 6 servings



  • 2 pounds, peeled and cubed Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 3 cups sliced and peeled parsnips
  • 12 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil



  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a Dutch oven; cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Discard bay leaf.
  2. Combine potato mixture, reserved cooking liquid, salt, onion powder, and pepper in a bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth. Drizzle oil over potatoes.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 175
Calories from fat: 10%
Fat: 1.9 g
Saturated fat: 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2 g
Protein: 3.7 g
Carbohydrate: 37.5 g
Fiber: 4 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Iron: 1.4 mg
Sodium: 309 mg
Calcium: 48 mg


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