Recipe: Cream Cheese Whipped Potatoes

Creamy, satisfying side dish

This version of mashed potatoes is full of flavor but not the fat. Made with nonfat and low-fat dairy, it has all the tasty spuds you need for a classic side dish.

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Ingredients

2 lbs potatoes
¾ cup nonfat milk
4 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
4 tablespoons nonfat sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
Black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Peel potatoes; cut into small chunks. Cover with water; bring to a boil and simmer until fork tender; about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Drain and return to pot, reducing heat to low. Add remainder of ingredients and heat through (potatoes mash better when other ingredients are warm).
  3. Mash with hand mixer or with electric mixer.

Alternatively: Cook potatoes per directions ahead of time, drain, cover and refrigerate in a microwave-safe container. Just before serving, add remainder of ingredients and microwave until hot, about 6 minutes total — stopping to stir once at 3 minutes. Whip with hand mixer or electric mixer.

Nutritional information

This recipe makes 8 servings.

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Each serving contains:

Calories: 136 (12% calories from fat)
Fat: 1.5g
Saturated fat: 0.9g
Protein: 4g
Carbohydrates: 22g
Fiber: 1.8g