Low Fat Healthy Mashed Potato Recipe

What better side dish is there than classic mashed potatoes? This rich, creamy recipe is easy to prepare, and you can serve it with anything. Homemade mashed potatoes can be tweaked as you like them. Some people prefer more milk and less butter, or more butter and less milk. Others like to add a splash of cream instead of the milk. You can even stir grated cheese into the finished mashed potatoes if you like.

This delicious comfort food is best served as soon as it is ready, although if your other dishes are not quite finished, put a lid tightly on the pan and the mashed potatoes will stay piping hot for up to 20 minutes. Leftover mashed potatoes can be combined with leftover vegetables and fried as patties to make ‘bubble and squeak’ or you can cook it in the oven in a covered ovenproof container to gently reheat it.

To make our recipe, you simply need milk, butter, salt, black pepper, and of course the potatoes themselves. Dish up some lovingly homemade mashed potatoes with sausages or chicken tonight to surprise your family with a comfort food feast.



  1. Peel and chop the potatoes while you bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the potatoes and cook them for 15 minutes or until tender but still firm.
  3. Drain the potatoes.
  4. Heat the butter and milk in a small pan over a low heat until the butter melts.
  5. Mash the butter mixture into the potatoes until everything is smooth and creamy.
  6. Add salt and black pepper to taste.