Garlic-Chive Mashed Potatoes

The Twist: A swirl of fat-free cream cheese turns hot cooked mashed potatoes into a deceptively rich side dish.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes


1 (24-oz.) package frozen steam-and-mash potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
2/3 cup fat-free milk
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Microwave potatoes according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; add minced garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Transfer cooked potatoes to a large bowl. Add garlic mixture, cream cheese, milk, chopped fresh chives, and salt and freshly ground pepper to taste; mash to desired consistency.

Note: We tested with Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash Cut Russet Potatoes.