≡ Menu

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Follow Julia on Pinterest and Facebook to get more recipes and dinner ideas for your weekly meal planning!

healthy mashed potatoes with greek yogurt, how to make mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes with butter, gluten free side dish, gluten free mashed potatoes, dairy free mashed potatoes

Deliciously creamy Greek yogurt mashed potatoes is my new favorite, healthier recipe for mashed potatoes! No milk or half-and-half are used, just Greek yogurt, some butter, and water from boiling the potatoes. Greek yogurt adds a nice “tang” to the potatoes, and chopped green onions as garnish on top are perfect! 

mashed potatoes with green onions and butter, mashed potatoes greek yogurt

This recipe is gluten free, and will make a nice side dish to just about anything!

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes


Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes


  • 1 lb russet potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup boiling water from the pan with cooked potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • pepper
  • Garnish
  • extra butter to melt on top
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add potatoes (peeled and cut). Cook for about 30 minutes until potatoes are fork tender. Remove from heat.
  2. Using a deep slotted spoon, move the potatoes from the pan with hot water into a large bowl. Reserve some of the cooked potato water.
  3. Using a potato masher, mash them slightly. Then, melt 3 or 4 tablespoons of butter and add to the potatoes, continuing to mash. Add 1/4 cup of hot water from boiling the potatoes to the mashed potatoes, continuing to mash. Add 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt, continuing to mash. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Garnish with extra melted butter on top and finely chopped green onions.

Follow Julia on Pinterest and Facebook to get more recipes and dinner ideas for your weekly meal planning!

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Matt November 27, 2014, 8:17 pm

    Looks delicious!

  • [email protected]'s Recipes November 29, 2014, 6:41 am

    Comforting and very tasty! I guess I can do the same with sweet potatoes too. Thanks for sharing, Julia.

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 29, 2014, 4:07 pm

    I LOVE this healthier twist on mashed potatoes! They look delish!

  • [email protected] Riffs December 3, 2014, 11:59 am

    Using yogurt in mashed potatoes is one of those ideas I’ve thought about, but never done. Gotta try this! And using Greek yogurt is brilliant. Thanks.

  • Heather @ HeatherOMade December 4, 2014, 9:26 pm

    Omg, yes. Making these!!

  • Laura Dembowski December 18, 2014, 1:05 pm

    I never would have thought to put Greek yogurt in potatoes. Genius!

  • Winnie December 20, 2014, 1:11 pm

    What a great idea – using yogurt!
    This is new to me, but something I have got to try 🙂
    Thanks for sharing

Leave a Comment