Creamy Mashed Potatoes



  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cloves of garlic, quartered
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh parsley or chives
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) low-fat or fat-free milk
  • lemon juice and black pepper to taste


Place potatoes, garlic, ½ tsp of the salt and some water in a pot. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat.

Simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Drain well and return potatoes and garlic to the pot.

Mash with a potato masher and stir in the remaining ingredients to form a smooth mixture.

Serve as a side dish with a meat dish of your choice.


For a cheesy flavour stir in 2 tbsp buttermilk or plain smooth low-fat cottage cheese.

Make mash with different veggies. A combination of potatoes and sweet potatoes or butternut and even carrot work well.

Fresh or dried herbs can be added to mash, like origanum, parsley or thyme.