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Smoked Salmon and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Serve these potatoes with eggs Benedict for a fantastic brunch. Add fresh fruit to finish the menu.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2002

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)


  • 2 1/2 pounds cubed peeled baking potato
  • 1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, finely chopped


Place potato in a saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender.

Drain and return potato to pan. Add milk, butter, and cream cheese; mash to desired consistency. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Stir in chives and remaining ingredients.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 184
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 26.9g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 442mg
  • Calcium: 39mg

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Smoked Salmon and Chive Mashed Potatoes Recipe