Love mashed potatoes? Then this recipe is for you! These garlic mashed potatoes will quickly become a favorite in your family. They're great to serve with a ton of dinners, from meatloaf to turkey. Let's dive into this amazing recipe.
2 (1 lb.) large potatoes, peeled, quartered
2 cups skim milk
2 cloves garlic, large, chopped
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1. In a large saucepan, cook potatoes, covered, in small amount of boiling water for 20–25 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Drain and recover.
2. Meanwhile, in small saucepan over low heat, cook garlic in milk until soft (about 30 minutes).
3. Add milk-garlic mixture and white pepper to potatoes. Beat with electric mixer on low speed, or mash with potato masher, until smooth.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Each serving provides:
Total fat: less than 1 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Sodium: 69 mg
Total fiber: 2 g
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Potassium: 577 mg
Health Benefits of Mashed Potatoes
Did you know that mashed potatoes can actually provide some health benefits? If you're looking to eat healthy, then mashed potatoes are actually a good choice. Let's take a look at the nutritional benefits that mashed potatoes can provide.
Potatoes have a lot of vitamin C in them, which is essential to immune system function and skin health. Potatoes became popular because they were known to help prevent scurvy, a disease that occurs in vitamin C-deficient people. Potatoes also come with a healthy dose of potassium, which is great for supporting heart, muscle, and nervous system health.
While potatoes can be higher in calories than other foods, the nutrients they offer help make up for that. Potatoes' calorie content comes from starch, a type of carbohydrate. Foods rich in carbohydrates can be higher in caloric content. In order to keep the calorie content low, it's important to avoid adding butter and cheese to your potatoes. That's why our garlic mashed potatoes recipe is so great.
Now that you know about the health benefits that potatoes can provide, get to trying this recipe! Once you have, be sure to check out our other great recipes. We have dozens of healthy recipes that can help keep your household on a balanced, nutritious diet.
Do not take the content of this article as professional medical or nutritional advice. It's important to exercise due diligence when obtaining relevant information in matters pertaining to your health. Always consult with your healthcare provider before making any medical decisions.
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