Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  • 5MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 176KCAL

To me, there's nothing more comforting than slimming friendly creamy mashed potatoes. They go with everything!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories176
  • Carbs40g
  • Protein4g
  • Fat0.3g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars3g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These slimming friendly Creamy Mashed Potatoes are really comforting and perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

There’s no added dairy in our Creamy Mashed Potatoes, instead we’ve achieved the creamy texture with a special potato masher – no, really!

Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from adding cheese to these Creamy Mashed Potatoes, but you’ll just need to make sure that you account for the extra calories and Points.

This recipe works really well served with a wide variety of dishes, but we especially love it served with a hearty stew or even as part of a roast dinner!

What diets are these Creamy Mashed Potatoes suitable for?

This Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe is suitable for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Creamy Mashed Potatoes?

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We’ve used Maldon Sea Salt Flakes in this recipe which are our absolute favourite and always in our cupboard! If you’d like to use table salt instead then this would work as well, but you won’t need as much.

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The secret to these Creamy Mashed Potatoes is a special potato masher. Yes, really! It’s really neat and it’s also a stick blender which makes it perfect for making slimming friendly soups! You can grab one over on Amazon.

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How many calories are in these Creamy Mashed Potatoes?

There are 176 calories per portion in these Creamy Mashed Potatoes, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Creamy Mashed Potatoes are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Bring a pan of salted water to the boil.

Step 2

Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks.

Step 3

Place the chopped potato in the pan and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are tender.

Step 4

While the potatoes are cooking finely chop the chives or spring onion.

Step 5

Drain the cooked potato, then return to the pan. Add some salt and pepper.

Step 6

Mash the potato, using a hand blender with the mashing attachment fitted.

Step 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.

What could I serve with these Creamy Mashed Potatoes?

These Creamy Mashed Potatoes work really well as an accompaniment to a wide range of dishes, but we think they’re particularly great with the following recipes:

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How do you know when these Creamy Mashed Potatoes are cooked?

You’ll need to cook your potatoes until they’re tender which should take around 15-20 minutes. Make sure that you mash everything together until the mixture is smooth and there are no remaining lumps.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Creamy Mashed Potatoes in the fridge?

Once you’ve put this dish out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Creamy Mashed Potatoes in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Creamy Mashed Potatoes?

Yes you can! 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.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Creamy Mashed Potatoes?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

To me, there’s nothing more comforting than slimming frriendly creamy mashed potatoes.. They go with everything!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 176
  • Carbs 40G
  • WW Points:
  • 6 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g potatoes
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped - or you can use 1 or 2 finely chopped spring onions

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Instructions

  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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Jo BlakeTuesday 2nd April 2019

A beaten egg works well with mashed potato

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    Emma TSunday 7th April 2019

    Top tip, Jo!

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KaeleyMonday 28th January 2019

How much cheese would you recommend?

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Diana O'KeefeWednesday 4th April 2018

Where are the videos please?

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SarahWednesday 6th December 2017

I’m going to try this today, but I don’t have the special masher, can I still do it?
Thanks

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