In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we use reduced-fat sour cream instead of butter and cream and flavor the mashed potatoes with zesty horseradish and fresh parsley. These mashed potatoes taste great with grilled steak or chicken. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013

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  • Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut into 2-inch chunks. Place the potatoes and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well.

  • Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.

  • Stir sour cream, parsley, horseradish and pepper into the potatoes.


Make Ahead Tip: Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and keep on the “warm” setting for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; 3.8 g total fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 280 mg sodium. 599 mg potassium; 34.2 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 3.8 g protein; 433 IU vitamin a iu; 18 mg vitamin c; 27 mcg folate; 54 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 39 mg magnesium;