Melissa's Cuisine: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Monday, November 07, 2011

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I have a confession to make.  I'm not a fan of mashed potatoes.  I'm strange, I know...I like baked potatoes, fried potatoes, diced potatoes, or smashed potatoes, but there's just something about the mushy texture of mashed potatoes that does me in!  When it was revealed that November's Crazy Cooking Challenge was mashed potatoes, I decided I needed to find a mashed potato recipe that I enjoyed.

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After browsing though a few of my favorite blogs, I came across a recipe on Gina's Skinny Recipes for Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Do you remember the Strawberry Cheesecake that was a huge hit with my family?  I found that recipe on Gina's blog, so I knew the chances were pretty good that I'd like her mashed potatoes as well!

This recipe includes three delicious flavors, garlic, chicken (from the broth), and sour cream.  Combined with the potato, the flavors work very well together.  I'm pleased to tell you I was successful in my goal, and I'm proud to present to you, my favorite mashed potato recipe! 

Oh, and don't forget, you can vote for your favorite mashed potato recipe by clicking "like" under the picture of the recipe! (I'm #21!)

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Serves 4

You will need:
4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
2 Tablespoons skim milk
1 Tablespoon light butter
1/4 cup fresh herbs of choice: parsley, thyme, tarragon (*I used dried parsley, thyme, and some chives for garnish)
kosher salt to taste
dash of fresh ground pepper

1. Put potatoes and garlic in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes until potatoes are tender.

2. Drain and return potatoes and garlic to pan.

3. Add sour cream, chicken broth, milk, butter, and herbs to potatoes.

4. Using a masher, mash until smooth.

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Source:  Gina's Skinny Recipes
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13 comments:

  1. I've always thought you had such good taste, but now I'm worried! Who doesn't like mashed potatoes? Hmmm...
    Anyway - this recipe looks really good! :)

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  2. I love garlic in mashed potatoes! Great Choice for THE CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE!!

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  3. I love the fresh herbs and the fat free ingredients! Looks very tasty!

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  4. Hi Melissa,
    Your Garlic Mashed Potatoes look very good. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen
    #8

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  5. Like your new skinny version, but still packed full with herby flavors!

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  6. How can you not like mashed potatoes??? =o) Yours look and sound great! Nice choice!

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  7. Those are some good looking mashed potatoes!

    Jen #14
    Jenny's Cookbook

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  8. It's all about the herbs.... love, love, love adding herbs to my spuds. Mmmm.

    Hope you'll stop by and see my Deep-Fried mozzarella Stuffed Mashed Potato Balls.

    :)
    ButterYum

    http://butteryum.blogspot.com/2011/11/mozzarella-and-mashed-potato-balls.html

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  9. Love the addition of herbs and chicken broth. And I'm loving your new blog look! I'm #71 on the blog hop :)

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/11/crazy-cooking-challenge-and-loaded.html

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  10. I loved seeing all the potato recipes!! Thanks for sharing on 2 Maids a Baking!!

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  11. I love garlic mashed potatoes. I just wish I could get my husband to like mashed potato too so I could make it more often,.

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  12. hi! Just wanted you to know I think this looks delish! Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday, I will be featuring this at tomorrows party. Hope you can stop by and grab a featured button and link up again.
    http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  13. If you like to maintain a good health, you should take Keto diet. No side effect of this Keto diet.

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