Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Herb Gravy

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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!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Herb Gravy

2 cups

2 tablespoons

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Herb Gravy

Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 170 | Total Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 435mg | Carbohydrates: 27g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Protein: 7g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6


    For the Potatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk, as needed
    For the Gravy
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch or flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold broth


    For the Potatoes:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Meanwhile, wash potatoes in cold water. Peel if desired and cut large potatoes into quarters. Place into large stock pot 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:
  1. Combine all ingredients with exception of cornstarch and cold water in sauce pot. 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.
  2. Once boiling, gradually add cornstarch and water mix until gravy is thickened. Repeat cornstarch process if needed until desired consistency is reached. Serve over garlic mashed potatoes.

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