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Easy Skinny Mashed Potatoes

These Easy Skinny Mashed Potatoes are made from scratch, super delicious and only 146 calories a serving.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes, potato recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 146kcal


  • 2 pound potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese light
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them in 1 inch cubes. Boil them on medium heat until potatoes are tender, for about 20 minutes.
  • 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.


  • I used Yukon gold potatoes, but red skin potatoes or russet potatoes would work as well.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
  • Freeze mashed potatoes in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 10 months.
  • Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4.9mg