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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook Time: 30 mins.
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Level of Difficulty: Microwave


1 pound (about 2 large) potatoes, peeled and quartered

2 cups skim milk

2 large cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 tsp white pepper


Cook potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 20-25 mins. or until tender.

Remove from heat.  Drain and recover.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, cook garlic in milk until garlic is soft, about 30 mins.

Add milk-garlic mixture and white pepper to potatoes.

Beat with an electric mixer on low speed or mash with a potato masher until smooth.

Scrub potatoes, pat dry, and prick with a fork.

On a plate, cook potatoes, uncovered, on 100% power (high) until tender, about 12 mins, turning potatoes over once.

Let stand 5 mins.

Peel and quarter.

Meanwhile, in a 4-cup glass measuring cup, combine milk and garlic.

Cook, uncovered, on 50% power (medium) until garlic is soft, about 4 mins.

Continue as directed above.

No added fat or salt is used or needed in this tasty potato dish.

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 3/4 cup

Calories: 141
Total fat: less than 1 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Sodium: 70 mg

This recipe has been adapted from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.


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