Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Place potato pieces in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; cut a 1-inch slit in center of plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 10 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes. Add sour cream and remaining ingredients to bowl; mash with a potato masher.

Step 2

SOUTHWEST VARIATION: Omit sour cream and chives; decrease milk to 2 tablespoons and salt to 1/4 teaspoon. Add 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce; and 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup). CALORIES 206; FAT 1g (sat 6g); SODIUM 236mg

Step 3

ROASTED GARLIC VARIATION: Note: You can find roasted garlic cloves at the salad bar in many grocery stores. Omit sour cream and chives; increase milk to 3/4 cup. Add 1/4 cup coarsely chopped roasted garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup). CALORIES 223; FAT 9g (sat 7g); SODIUM 329mg

Step 4

BACON AND CHEDDAR VARIATION: Decrease salt to 1/4 teaspoon. Add 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese and 1 slice center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled; mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup). CALORIES 254 (0% from fat); FAT 1g (sat 7g); SODIUM 280mg

Ratings & Reviews

steponme's Review

October 25, 2011
A good mashed potatoe for a weeknight meal

BrendaLRGale's Review

August 27, 2011
Loved these! Of course, factoring in the ease of the recipe makes a difference.

kpietrov's Review

May 15, 2011
A great way to quickly make mashed potatoes. They tasted great at first bite, but as they cooled, the texture was a bit gummy. I'm not sure if a small amount of water while cooking would help? We'll definitely make again for the convenience factor, but they don't really replaced the real thing.