Mashed Red Potatoes (Lighter!)

A bowl full of mashed red potatoes

No one ever said mashed potatoes have to be overloaded with heavy and high calorie ingredients to be delicious. These mashed red potatoes are only 305 calories per serving, and it isn’t a skimpy serving either! Although this is a lighter version, the flavor and comforting taste is definitely not lacking. You will not miss your normal mashed potatoes at all! An added bonus for this recipe is the red potato skins. These skins are thin and delicious and packed with lots of fiber, B vitamins, iron and potassium.

Products I recommend for my mashed red potatoes:

Large pot

Potato masher

Mashed Red Potatoes

These creamy and delicious mashed red potatoes have considerably less calories than traditional mashed potatoes without sacrificing any of the flavor.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, creamy, easy, Healthy, light, low calorie, mashed, mashed potatoes, potatoes, Red Potatoes, side dish, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 239kcal


  • 2 lb red potatoes washed and cubed (NOT peeled)
  • 1 tsp salt plus more for water
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp parsley


  • Place the washed and cubed potatoes in a large pot and cover them with salted water. Place the pot on the stove over high heat. Allow the water to come to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium. Simmer the potatoes for approximately 20 minutes, or until they are fork tender.
  • Remove the pot from heat, drain the potatoes and then return them to the pot. Add the salt, pepper, butter, sour cream, broth and milk. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes together with the ingredients until the potatoes are smooth and the ingredients are incorporated. Fold in the parsley and serve.


Sodium: 745mg | Calcium: 50mg | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Vitamin A: 355IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 1088mg | Cholesterol: 21mg | Calories: 239kcal | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 37g | Iron: 1.8mg

These potatoes go great with my roast beef, braised short ribs and my four ingredient chicken.

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