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