Published: October 26, 2017Last Updated: March 29, 2020
Add pizzazz to everyday mundane mashed potatoes!
Everybody loves thick, creamy mashed potatoes, but not everyone loves the high fat and calories. So if you’re looking for creamy mashed potatoes that won’t double your meal’s calorie count, look no further. Our Slow Cooker Garlic and Thyme Mashed Potatoes pack all the rich flavor you crave into a low-fat side your diet will love. First, forget the heavy cream. This recipe uses Greek yogurt to achieve that rich texture without all the fat. Along with their rich and creamy texture, these mashed potatoes also boast a unique flavor. Slow cooking these potatoes allows the garlic and thyme to fully marinate, leaving a rich and flavorful side. Serve these light and delicious mashed potatoes at your next get together and see if anyone can tell you’re saving them calories!
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon if using ground thyme)
Lightly coat the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place potatoes, garlic, chicken broth, salt, and pepper into the slow cooker Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours, or until tender.
Remove the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and beat the potatoes on high until light and fluffy. If dry, add more milk as needed. Serve hot.
Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.