Healthy Mashed Potatoes

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The Best Healthy Mashed Potatoes my Ukrainian way. Creamy, fluffy and delicious without 2 sticks of butter.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian


  • 3 lbs russet or yukon gold potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 4 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot, add potatoes, 1/4 tsp salt and enough cold water to cover.
  2. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Don’t walk away and watch milk not to run.
  4. Drain potatoes very well by holding onto the lid and leaving a small opening or in a colander.
  5. Add butter, half the hot milk, remaining 1/2 tsp salt, garlic powder and pepper. Mash until smooth adding remaining hot milk half way through mashing.
  6. Serve immediately.

Store: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Freeze: Unlike potato cubes, mashed potatoes freeze well because they are mashed with dairy. Freeze in portions with future use in mind in an airtight container container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a counter for 4-5 hours or in the fridge overnight. Warm up on the stove on low with a splash of milk.

Make Ahead: Refrigerate peeled and cubed potatoes in a bowl with cold water for up to 2 days. Cook as per recipe.

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