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Healthy mashed potatoes with parsley and butter on top.

Healthy Mashed Potatoes

With fewer carbs and more nutrients than regular mashed potatoes, these decadent-tasting Healthy Mashed Potatoes are sure to be a family favorite!

Yield: 6 servings 1x
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutes


  • 3 cups diced, peeled sweet potatoes (about 2 medium ones)
  • 3 cups diced, peeled russet potatoes (about 2 medium ones)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed in hand

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  1. Place diced sweet potatoes and russet potatoes in large pot of cold water (make sure potatoes are covered with water) and turn on high heat. Bring to a boil, turn down heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender. Drain in a colander over the sink and return to pot.
  2. Add butter, cream cheese, chicken broth, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley. Gently stir until cream cheese is melted and incorporated.
  3. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed.


  • Freezer Instructions: Note that mashed potatoes are freezable but the texture may change slightly after thawing. After cooking and cooling, freeze in an air tight container for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator or defrost in the microwave. Warm in the microwave or slow cooker on low after thawing. You may have to add a bit more liquid (milk or chicken broth) after reheating, if too dry.
  • You use olive oil in place of butter for even more nutrition.
  • Don’t forget to season your mashed potatoes with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust as needed.
  • Feel free to add garlic, fresh chopped herbs, or other seasonings for extra flavor. Roasted garlic, chives, or a sprinkle of nutmeg can add a delightful touch.
  • Optional: Boil the potatoes in well-salted water to infuse them with flavor. Salt the water before adding the potatoes to ensure they absorb the salt.
© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Cuisine: American Method: Stove Top