ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Mashed Potatoes with Parsley-Shallot Butter

Randy Mayor
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup potatoes and 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley-shallot butter)
If you prefer smashed potatoes, leave the skins on and mash the potatoes by hand versus using a mixer.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter or stick margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 6 1/2 cups cubed peeled Yukon gold or baking potato (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 207
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 6.8 g
  • satfat 4.2 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 3.9 g
  • carbohydrate 32.6 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 19 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 300 mg
  • calcium 46 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature. Combine shallot mixture, 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons butter, and parsley. Stir until mixture is well-blended; cover and chill.

  2. Place potatoes and garlic in a saucepan, and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until very tender; drain. Return potatoes to pan. Add milk and remaining ingredients, and beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth. Serve mashed potatoes with butter mixture.