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Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Chives

You can substitute 2/3 cup; 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons fresh chives, and 1 tablespoon chopped onion for the flavored cream cheese.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2001

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)


  • 3 pounds peeled Yukon gold potatoes, quartered
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup (5 ounces) light cream cheese with chives and onions


Place potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return potatoes to pan; add the milk and salt. Mash the potato mixture with a potato masher to desired consistency. Add the cheese, and stir just until blended.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 172
  • Calories from fat: 16%
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 6.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.4g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 399mg
  • Calcium: 70mg