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Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Greek yogurt mashed potatoes - healthier recipe for mashed potatoes because less butter is use than usual!  Also, 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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword greek yogurt mashed potatoes, greek yogurt side dishes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 226kcal
Author Julia


  • 1 lb russet potatoes , peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup boiling water from the pan with cooked potatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt , to taste
  • pepper


  • 2 tablespoons butter , to melt on top
  • 4 green onions , finely chopped


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks). 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 ¼ cup of hot water from boiling the potatoes to the mashed potatoes, continuing to mash. Add ¼ cup of Greek yogurt, continuing to mash. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish Greek yogurt mashed potaotes with extra melted butter on top and finely chopped green onions.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.2mg