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Classic Mashed Potatoes

These easy Classic Mashed Potatoes are a perfect side dish for almost any meal!

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs peeled russet potatoes, chopped into 1 1/2 “ cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • 4 tablespoons light butter, sliced (I use Land O’Lakes)
  • 1/8 – ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, add to taste, my one year old prefers less garlic so we usually do 1/8, but ¼ tastes great too
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper

Instructions

  • Place the cubed potatoes into a 5 QT saute pan or walled skillet with a cover and add cold water until it’s about an inch deep in the pan. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of salt. Place the cover on the pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are very tender and a fork slides right through. Transfer the potatoes to a colander and drain until no water remains. Transfer the drained potatoes to the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl (if using a hand mixer).
  • Combine the milk and butter in a microwaveable dish (I usually use a liquid measuring cup) and microwave on high for 1 ½ minutes. Begin to beat the potatoes on low speed while slowly adding the milk/butter mixture. Once the liquid is combined, add the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, the garlic powder and black pepper and continue to beat on low until just combined. You won’t need to beat for a long time and you don’t want to over-mix or the potatoes won’t stay fluffy! Take a taste and add more seasonings if needed.

Notes

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Nutrition Information per (2/3 cup) serving:
122 calories, 23 g carbs, 1 g sugars, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (2/3 cup) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 4 SmartPoints/ Blue: 4 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
3 per (2/3 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
adapted from Carlsbad Cravings