Last night I really wanted some mashed potatoes, but I hate to think of packing in all that fat in calories. So I lightened them up (a bit). It’s not a miracle, nor does it render them diet food, but it helps a bit. And they’re still delicious!
I apologize for my lack of picture. I mean, they’re just mashed potatoes. Use your imagination. Or you could Google up some stock photography. Or you could look at the two other types of mashed potatoes I’ve blogged and mentally edit out the green things. Totally your call.
- 2 or 2.5 lbs red potatoes (red potatoes make the best mashed)
- 3 T butter (See, still some butter. But not as much!)
- 1 c vegetable broth, heated
Wash, peel and boil potatoes until tender. Add butter; mash. Gradually add vegetable broth and mix/mash in well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
You may need more or less broth to make the potatoes more or less creamy. You’ll also need more salt than if you’d used chicken broth; vegetable broth has much less salt. The veggie broth is not only low calorie/fat (like 10 calories per cup), but it’s really good. It gives the potatoes a totally wonderful savory flavor. Ryan and I both love them this way! Also, we feel it gives us license to put a bit of cheddar on top sometimes.