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Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

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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! 

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

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

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Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
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  • 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

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