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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

 
One serving costs about $0.68

$0.68 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 thanksgiving,christmas,vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:45%

Spoonacular Score: 45%

 

Creamy Mashed Potatoes might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 340 calories, 8g of protein, and 9g of fat each. For 68 cents per serving, this recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Thanksgiving. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. A mixture of skim milk, chives, cream, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegetarian diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 48%. This score is solid. Similar recipes include The Best Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, and Creamy & Low-Fat Mashed Potatoes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 cups
0.25 cups fat free cream cheese
fat free cream cheese
some
some fresh chives
fresh chives
6
6  russet potatoes
russet potatoes
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp salted butter
salted butter
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp skim milk
skim milk
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fat free sour cream
fat free sour cream
0.25 cups fat free cream cheese
0.25 cups
fat free cream cheese
some fresh chives
some
fresh chives
6  russet potatoes
6
russet potatoes
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp salted butter
1 Tbsp
salted butter
1 Tbsp skim milk
1 Tbsp
skim milk
2 Tbsps fat free sour cream
2 Tbsps
fat free sour cream

Equipment

pot
pot
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil. Add cubed potatoes and cover. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork. Drain
  2. Combine potatoes with butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and milk. Mash until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Garnish with fresh chives.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.68
Ingredient
¼ cups fat free cream cheese
some fresh chives
6 russet potatoes
1 Tbsp salted butter
1 Tbsp skim milk
2 Tbsps fat free sour cream
Price
$0.59
$0.12
$1.70
$0.12
$0.03
$0.16
$2.72

Tips

Health Tips

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Store potatoes and sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place, and never put them in the refrigerator. At cold temperatures, the starch in potatoes is turned into sugar, affecting their flavor. For more information about selecting and storing potatoes, check out this lesson about potatoes in the academy.

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
339 Calories
7g Protein
9g Total Fat
58g Carbs
9% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
339
17%

Fat
9g
14%

  Saturated Fat
5g
33%

Carbohydrates
58g
20%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
26mg
9%

Sodium
287mg
12%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
16%

Vitamin B6
1mg
56%

Potassium
1370mg
39%

Manganese
0.51mg
25%

Vitamin C
18mg
23%

Phosphorus
202mg
20%

Magnesium
76mg
19%

Vitamin B1
0.27mg
18%

Copper
0.34mg
17%

Vitamin B3
3mg
17%

Fiber
4g
17%

Iron
2mg
16%

Folate
48µg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Vitamin K
8µg
8%

Vitamin A
371IU
7%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Calcium
68mg
7%

Selenium
1µg
3%

Vitamin D
0.21µg
1%

Vitamin B12
0.08µg
1%

Vitamin E
0.18mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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