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!
This recipe is gluten free, and will make a nice side dish to just about anything!
1/4 cup boiling water from the pan with cooked potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
extra butter to melt on top
4 green onions, finely chopped
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.
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.
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.
Garnish with extra melted butter on top and finely chopped green onions.