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Healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Garlic cloves add pungent complexity to creamy mashed potatoes.

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  • Servings: 6


Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2003


  • 1 pound red potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the potatoes and whole garlic; add enough cold water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes, and set aside in a warm place.

  2. Meanwhile, in the same saucepan, combine milk, butter, and salt; season with pepper. Place over low heat until butter has melted and milk is warm to the touch. Pass potatoes and garlic through a ricer or food mill into saucepan, and stir gently to combine with milk mixture. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

To make ahead (up to two hours), complete recipe, then top with a thin layer of milk. Cover; set aside in a warm place. When ready to serve, stir to combine.

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  • danao
    8 OCT, 2008
    how much butter?? It does not say!