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Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Pepper-Cream Gravy

Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup potatoes and about 2 tablespoons gravy)
Old-fashioned  mashed potatoes are even better when they're covered in a creamy pepper pan gravy. Try this potato side dish with a simple entrée such as a pot roast, baked chicken, or pork loin.

Ingredients

  • Potatoes:
  • 6 cups cubed red potato (about 2 pounds)
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Gravy:
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 229
  • caloriesfromfat 22 %
  • fat 5.7 g
  • satfat 3.5 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 7.5 g
  • carbohydrate 38 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 455 mg
  • calcium 140 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare potatoes, place potato and garlic in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes or until very tender. Drain well; return to pan, and place over medium heat. Stir in 3/4 cup milk, 1 tablespoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mash the potato mixture with a potato masher. Cook for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Keep warm.

  2. To prepare gravy, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add 1 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir with a whisk. Bring to a boil; stir constantly. Reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve gravy with potatoes; sprinkle with chives.