Garlic Mashed Potatoes

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
These tasty potatoes will give a flavor boost to any meal.

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 6
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: White


  • 2 pounds (6 medium) potatoes, cut into 1-inch chucks
  • 1 1/2 cups lowfat milk
  • 3 Tbsp. margarine
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper


In large saucepan cook potatoes in 2 inches boiling water, covered, about 10 minutes until tender; drain thoroughly, then shake potatoes over low heat 1 to 2 minutes to dry thoroughly. Mash potatoes with potato masher or beat with electric hand mixer; reserve. Place milk, margarine and garlic in small saucepan; set over medium-low heat and simmer until heated through, beat into potatoes until thoroughly mixed and fluffy. Mix in additional milk, if necessary, to reach desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.


Each serving provides:  An excellent source of potassium, and a good source of vitamin C, magnesium and fiber.


Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    195
  • Carbohydrates:    30g
  • Total Fat:    6.2g
  • Cholesterol:    3mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.9g
  • Dietary Fiber:    3g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    28%
  • Sodium:    130 mg
  • Protein:    5g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) courtesy of United States Potato Board. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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