Perfect Creamy Low Calorie Mashed Potatoes {Quick Tip to Get them Fluffy}

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Save half the calories, and double the flavor with these perfect, creamy, low calorie mashed potatoes! Plus, get my secret to restaurant quality, creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes!

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How are these mashed potatoes low in calories?

Classic mashed potatoes are made with potatoes, heavy cream, and butter! Because of this combination, one cup of homemade mashed potatoes has 240 calories, 24g carbs, 3 g protein, and 15 g fat. (at least from this recipe here)

My recipe, with just the potatoes, nonfat plain greek yogurt, salt, and some Ranch popcorn seasoning has 152 calories, 9 grams protein, 29 g carbs, and 3 g fat! Savings of over 100 calories, and an additional 6 grams of protein, PER CUP!

One of the greatest tips I learned during my culinary school that I just finished, is how to make restaurant quality, fluffy, creamy, mashed potatoes!

THE TIP: Press the cooked potatoes through a RICER!

After pushing the potatoes through a ricer, a simple stir gives you fluffy, creamy potatoes. No whipping them until the become gummy or gluey. No over doing it with a hand mixer. Just soft, fluffy, and creamy mounds of mashed potatoes with one simple stir of the bowl.

Tips for perfect mashed potatoes

Ingredients in low calorie mashed potatoes

Ingredients for low calorie creamy mashed potatoes
  • Russet potatoes– because of course, we’re making mashed potatoes. But russet’s seem to make the best mashed potatoes, if you want that classic taste. TIP: I peeled the potatoes so there was absolutely no skin left. This gave me consistent color for my final product.
  • Nonfat Plain Greek yogurt– The yogurt boosts the protein, and it’s a great sub for cream or sour cream. It also helps keep the potatoes moist.
  • Salt– I’m VERY generous with my salt added, but you can do salt “to taste”.
  • Ranch Popcorn Seasoning– I love popcorn seasoning for veggies and meats. It’s low in calories, but has a great deal of flavor! You can also add butter flavored seasoning to these potatoes! Both ranch, and the butter flavored are delicious in this. I used Watkins popcorn seasoning here.

Optional low calorie toppings:

  • White cheddar popcorn seasoning
  • Turkey bacon crumbled
  • 1/4 ounce shredded cheese
  • Fresh or dried chives
watkins popcorn seasonings

How to make low calorie mashed potatoes

Making mashed potatoes can be quite simple! The way I do it (and scale it), is I consider 1 potato per person. This comes out to about 1 cup of finished mashed potato per person.

From there, I chop all the russet potatoes. Then, in a large pot, boil water (enough to cover the potatoes and add an inch.

After 15 minutes, or when potatoes are “fork tender”, drain the water.

Push 1 cup at a time through your ricer, into a bowl.

Add your Greek yogurt and seasonings, and give it a light stir to fluff it up.

Let me know if you try this!

fluffy creamy ranch mashed potatoes 1200

Low Calorie Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: low calorie mashed potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 152cal

Equipment

  • 1 Ricer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel, rinse, and cube 2 medium potatoes.
  • Boil 1 quart of water, and drop the potatoes in. Cook for 15 minutes, until fork tender.
  • Drain potatoes from the water, and push potatoes through a ricer to get the creamiest, restaurant style, mashed potatoes.
  • Stir in ranch popcorn seasoning and salt to taste.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1servings | Calories: 152cal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 1878mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg
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Nutrition Facts
Low Calorie Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Serving Size
 
1 servings
Amount per Serving
Calories
152
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.2
g
1
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.04
g
Cholesterol
 
3
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
47
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
1878
mg
54
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
10
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
11
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
84
mg
102
%
Calcium
 
118
mg
12
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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