Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Herb Gravy

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They are so good, we promise you won't feel like you're missing out on the full-fat version!

warm and comforting garlic mashed potatoes.

Who doesn’t love a heaping spoonful of homemade, creamy mashed potatoes? We at SkinnyMs. sure do, so we came up with this recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Herb Gravy. We’ve kept it skinny by using Greek yogurt and skim milk instead of butter and cream in the potatoes, and used cornstarch to thicken the gravy. The aromatic herbs in the gravy compliment the sweet and pungent roasted garlic in the potatoes.

These mashed potatoes would go well with a holiday turkey, or just an herb-roasted chicken any other time of the year. They are so good, we promise you won’t feel like you’re missing out on the full-fat version!

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Herb Gravy

Kids and adults will enjoy this skinny and super flavorful version of a classic side dish.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


For the Potatoes

  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1/4 cup skim milk as needed

For the Gravy

  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or flour
  • 2 tablespoons broth cold


For the Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Lightly toss garlic in olive oil. Place on baking sheet in one layer and roast for 30 minutes until golden brown. While still hot, puree roasted garlic in blender or food processor.
  • Meanwhile, wash potatoes in cold water. Peel if desired and cut large potatoes into quarters. Place into a large stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cook until soft. Drain and return to pot. Add pureed garlic, salt, and yogurt. Mash until combined. Gradually add skim milk until desired consistency is reached. Serve with herb gravy.

For Gravy

  • Combine all ingredients with exception of cornstarch and cold water in a saucepot. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl and mix until smooth. The cornstarch will settle to the bottom of the bowl if the mix sits, so be sure to mix again before using.
  • Once boiling, gradually add cornstarch and water mix until gravy is thickened. Repeat the cornstarch process if needed until the desired consistency is reached. Serve over garlic mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 435mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian

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