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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

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.



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