Greek Yogurt and Scallion Mashed Potatoes

Greek Yogurt and Scallion Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes, especially buttery, creamy mashed potatoes, get a bad rap, but the contempt isn’t deserved.

Potatoes contain fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. They contain different concentrations of nutrients in their flesh and skin, so they’re even better for you if you leave the skin on.

The red skins add color, flavor, and texture to these rustic mashed potatoes, and – bonus! – no peeling.

Just make sure to give each potato a good scrubbing before you cook them.

Instead of loading them with butter and cream, we added lots of protein-rich Greek yogurt.

Chopped scallions simmered in almond milk imbue every bite with flavor; they taste like the creamy inside of a loaded baked potato.

Kick things up a notch and crumble crispy turkey bacon on top.

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Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Greek yogurt takes the place of butter in these rustic these Greek yogurt mashed potatoes. We left the skins on to add color, texture, and extra nutrition.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Servings 9 servings, about ½ cup each
Calories 89 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. green onions, sliced, divided use
  • 2 lbs. medium red potatoes cut into cubes
  • water
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
  • ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat almond milk, yogurt, and 2 Tbsp. green onions in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat. Set aside.
  2. Place potatoes in medium saucepan. Cover with water. Add ¼ tsp. salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat.

  3. Strain green onions from almond milk mixture; discard onions. Set aside.
  4. Drain water from potatoes. Return potatoes to heat. Gradually add almond milk mixture, mashing potatoes as milk is added; cook over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Add remaining ¼ cup green onions, remaining ¼ tsp. salt and pepper (if desired).

  6. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Greek Yogurt and Scallion Mashed Potatoes

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Tuber/Legume Carb

P90X3 Portions
1 Carb

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch

Portion Fix Containers
1 Yellow

2B Mindset Plate It!
A great FFC as part of lunch.

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Photo by Kirsten Morningstar