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5 from 7 votes

Healthy Mashed Potatoes

These healthy mashed potatoes are made lighter with Greek yogurt and almond milk. They're still super creamy, flavorful and make for the perfect side dish for the holidays or any meal.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy mashed potatoes
Servings: 4


  • 2 lbs yukon gold potatoes peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk plus more as needed
  • 2 Tablespoons butter plus more for topping
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 2% or 5%
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Fresh chives for topping


  • Place chopped potatoes in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the potatoes and heat until water is boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
    Potato pieces in a pot covered with water.
  • Drain potatoes and add back to pot.
    Boiled potato pieces in a pot.
  • Add milk, butter, Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the potatoes and mash using a potato masher or fork until you reach your desired texture, adding more almond milk if needed. Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender or mixer.
    Mashed potatoes in a pot.
  • Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if preferred. Transfer to a bowl, top with chives and additional butter and serve.
    Healthy mashed potatoes in a bowl topped with chives.


  • Peeling the potatoes - I recommend peeling the potatoes for a smooth consistency but if you like more rustic mashed potatoes you can leave the skin on. 


Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 637mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g