Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes | Slimming World

To me, there’s nothing more comforting than Slimming World Syn Free creamy mashed potatoes! Syn Free creamy mashed potatoes go with everything.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

I know you’re wondering how these Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes are so “creamy” yet Syn free…. we’ll get to that in a mo.

First up, I want to address the addition of dairy that isn’t cheese or butter in other recipes.

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I’ve seen so many recipes that add totally unnecessary dairy ingredients to give them that ‘creamy’ texture’.

I’ve seen people use fromage frais (blerg), yogurt (blerg!), and even cook the potatoes in stock?!

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In my opinion (as a chef, and I don’t pull *that* card very often!) all of these things are wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The only dairy that should be added to mashed potatoes is butter and/or cheese.

Butter is obviously out of the picture, and cheese you can add if you like. Just make sure you Syn it!

syn free creamy mashed potatoes | Slimming World-8

As long as you season the potatoes well enough, then you don’t need to add any of that crap. But you must season them well.

Good quality coarse salt, and freshly ground pepper are your friends.

syn free creamy mashed potatoes | Slimming World-8

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes are excellent and always in our cupboard! You can use table salt if you like, but you won’t need to use as much.

How many Syns are in these Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes?

There are no Syns in this Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes. Nada, ziltch, zero. None at all. It is 10000% Syn free.

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How do you get these Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes so creamy?

The secret is a special potato masher. That’s right, a potato masher.

It is very neat. It’s also a stick blender, which is perfect for making Slimming World soups!

You can grab them over on Amazon.

Sounds daft… right? I’ll prove it to you. Watch the video below if you don’t believe me!

Watch the video to see how we make our Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Yup – it’s that easy!

How to make these Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

Step 1

Peel your potatoes, dice them and pop them in a pan. Pour boiling water over the potatoes so they’re just submerged.

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Step 2

Salt the water well. You’ll probably want to use 1-2 teaspoons of salt. Place a lid on the pan, and bring to the boil over a high heat.

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Step 3

Boil the potatoes until they slip off a knife when stabbed. If they slip off – they’re cooked.

Step 4

Drain well, and place in a bowl. Mash with the potato masher. Make sure not to miss any!

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Step 5

Season well, add chives and/or spring onion (or even some cheese if you fancy – just don’t forget to Syn it!) and mix well. Enjoy!

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Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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portion 5 minutes 20 minutes



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176kcal 6

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  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks
  3. Place the chopped potato in the pan and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are tender
  4. While the potatoes are cooking finely chop the chives or spring onion
  5. Drain the cooked potato, then return to the pan. Add some salt and pepper
  6. Mash the potato, using a hand blender with the mashing attachment fitted
  7. When all the lumps have gone and the potato is a nice smooth texture stir in the chives/spring onion. Check the seasoning and add a little more if necessary. Stir well and serve

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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    1. Hi Diana
      There are some updates being made to the website at the moment, so some recipe features have been temporarily disabled. Hopefully these will be reinstated soon. Thanks for getting in touch.

    1. Hi Kaeley
      You could add a Healthy Extra allowance of cheese to this to make a cheesy mash. Obviously the quantity will vary depending on which cheese you choose. Thanks for getting in touch!

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