Creamy Mashed Potatoes

To me, there’s nothing more comforting than Creamy Mashed Potatoes! These slimming friendly 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 đź‘Ť

I know you’re wondering how these Creamy Mashed Potatoes are so “creamy” yet slimming friendly…. 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, yogurt, 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 account for the extra calories!

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

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

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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.

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How do you get these 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 friendly soups!

You can grab them over on Amazon.

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How to make these Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  • 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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  • 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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  • Boil the potatoes until they slip off a knife when stabbed. If they slip off – they’re cooked.
  • Drain well, and place in a bowl. Mash with the potato masher. Make sure not to miss any!

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  • Season well, add chives and/or spring onion (or even some cheese if you fancy – just don’t forget to account for the extra calories!) and mix well. Enjoy!

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

portion 5 minutes 20 minutes




176kcal 6

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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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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