Easy Skinny Mashed Potatoes

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Mashed potatoes are my go to side dish for most dishes I make, mostly because they’re so easy to make, and I always have potatoes in the house. Normally you would make these with a lot of butter, but here’s a skinnier version of mashed potatoes with light cream cheese, skim milk and only 2 tablespoons of butter.  Even with only 2 tablespoons of butter, you don’t lose any flavor here because of the cream cheese which makes these potatoes cream and just delicious.

This recipe is really simple and the mashed potatoes turn out wonderful.

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Easy Skinny Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Calories per serving: 200

Fat per serving: 7.2 g

Easy Skinny Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 lb potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup light cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in 1 inch cubes. Boil them on medium heat until potatoes are tender, for about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes and in a medium bowl, add the potatoes, milk, butter, cream cheese and salt and pepper. Using a potato masher mash the potatoes until desired consistency. You may also use a hand mixer if you wish. Add additional milk as necessary.



  1. Kool gal says

    hi jo!!!
    Hade to try these!!!
    made them with my sis last night.
    there so thick and creamy!!!
    we both loved it!!!
    thank you!!!

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