Sour Cream and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

5
Total Time
42 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
These delicious potatoes only taste indulgent.

Ingredients

uncooked potato(es)

1¼ pound(s), (about 4) russet variety, peeled and chopped

garlic clove(s)

5 medium clove(s), peeled

fat free sour cream

3 Tbsp

olive oil

1 Tbsp

table salt

tsp

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Combine the potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, 20–30 minutes. Drain, reserving 3⁄4 cup of the cooking liquid.
  2. Mash the potatoes and garlic in the saucepan. Stir in the sour cream, oil, salt, and pepper. Gradually stir in enough of the cooking liquid, 2 or 3 tablespoons at a time, until the potatoes become creamy. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

Notes

The trick to keeping the fat grams in check while maintaining the creamy consistency is adding some of the liquid the potatoes cook in, instead of butter, when mashing.Sprinkle the potatoes with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or snipped fresh chives.

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