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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

182.1 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 34.2g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 3.2g 13% DV; sugars 1.9g; fat 3.8g 6% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 11.7mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 432.6IU 9% DV; vitamin c 18.5mg 31% DV; folate 26.6mcg 7% DV; calcium 54.4mg 5% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 39mg 14% DV; potassium 598.9mg 17% DV; sodium 280.2mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.