Anyone else think mashed potatoes are understated? Maybe it’s just me who undervalues this startchy veggie. Mashed potatoes are probably one of the last side dishes I select at a restaurant unless they are known to be awesome at that place. I do love a baked potato at BBQ restaurants but will always go for baked beans and mac n cheese first.
Even though potatoes lack color, they don’t lack substance. Baked potatoes are high in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium, providing just over 25% daily value in 1. Potatoes belong to the same family as tomatoes, eggplants and peppers, all my favorites. World’s Healthiest Foods rate potatoes as a “good” food, under very good and excellent.
During the holidays, I had 3 random baked potatoes left uncooked and not planned for anything. In order to eat something other an a whole potato, I wanted to change it up with yummy mashed potatoes…. so this super easy mashed potato recipe was born!
- 3 baked potatoes
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 3 oz light cream cheese
- 1 small onion
- 1/4 cup parsley
- 1 clove garlic
- salt & pepper to taste
In a large saucepan, boil water. Add a dash of salt. Cube potatoes and boil for about 10 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, chop parsley and onion.
When the potatoes are done, Mixed in a large bowl with parsley, onion, milk, cream cheese, milk and salt and pepper.
I absolutely love Silk PureAlmond unsweetened almond milk. I don’t drink cow’s milk anymore and haven’t for quite some time. An added bonus you might not have thought of- almond milk stays better longer than cow’s milk!
Aside from being super excited to decorate for Christmas this year, this recipe got me in the spirit for mashed potatoes! I forgot how much I liked these until I added some onion and herbs. Yumm! 🙂