Mashed Red Potatoes with Sour Cream & Onion

Leave the skin on these quick and easy mashed red potatoes flavored with sour cream and green onions. Made with no butter they are healthy, low calorie and low fat. Perfect for a healthy Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish.

mashed red potatoes - Love that you don't have to peel these potatoes. The sour cream & onions give mashed red potatoes great flavor

The question currently at hand is “Can one have too many mashed potatoes recipes?”. The answer is emphatically “No!”. Mashed potatoes are a childhood favorite, that carried on being a favorite right into adulthood. I even put mashed potatoes on my leftover Thanksgiving sandwich the day after. When I am sick, I want mashed potatoes. It is just the way it is. Think about it, mashed potatoes are so versatile. You can make them creamy, lumpy, or smashed. Leave the skin on or take it off. Use buttery Yukon Gold potatoes for a smooth finish or red potatoes for a rustic mashed potato. Add butter, olive oil or chicken broth. How about roasted garlic and cheese? I also like to mix in other mashed vegetables like rutabagas and butternut squash. This options are limitless.

This time I drew inspiration from my Salt & Vinegar Baked French Fries. They were made after my favorite potato chip flavor. I started to think about other potato chips flavors, and sour cream and onion came to my mind. I was not sure how I would make french fries with those flavors, but I was sure I could make one heck of mashed red potatoes with sour cream and green onions. In fact I left the skin on the potatoes to save time. I really do not like to peel potatoes, and who has time on Thanksgiving morning to peel 5 lbs. of potatoes? Red potatoes also keep their structure better after cooking, so I wanted to make rustic, aka, lumpy mashed potatoes, more like smashed.

That is the story of my mashed  smashed Sour Cream & Onion Red Potatoes. Try them out on your holiday menu. You can also find a lot more holiday inspiration this week on Sunday Suppers. I cannot wait for Thanksgiving. Time to go make more mashed red potatoes or smashed potatoes.

Love that these are healthy and still taste decadent. My favorite mashed potatoes

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Sour Cream & Onion Smashed Red Potatoes (Low Calorie, Healthy, Low Fat) #SundaySupper

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 147 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. red potatoes cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 garlic clove smashed
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk
  • 6 tbsp. reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes, garlic and 1/2 tsp. salt in a pot and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil. Boil until potatoes are fork tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain and place back in the pot.
  4. Add milk and mash potatoes with a potato masher until most of the lumps are gone.
  5. Stir in milk, sour cream, green onion, salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

 I calculated 5 Weight Watcher Smart Points

Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream & Onion Smashed Red Potatoes (Low Calorie, Healthy, Low Fat) #SundaySupper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Best Mashed - Smashed Potatoes. Such a time saver to leave the skin on and love the flavors of sour cream and onion

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Comments

  1. I think red potatoes also have a sweetness that others don't. Yum. So good. Pass me a plate!
  2. Looks great, I love potatoes with sour cream
  3. Love sour cream and onions together! Must try this recipe stat!

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