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Lara's Rehabbed Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Leeks

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Yukon Gold potatoes add fluffiness to these mashed potatoes without extra fat.


  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup chopped leeks, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup light buttermilk, heated
  • 2 tablespoons reduced calorie sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives or minced parsley
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine potatoes and garlic in a saucepan, cover by 1 inch with cold water and bring to a boil. Simmer until tender, about 15 - 20 minutes.

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a non-stick skillet until hot. Add leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 5 - 8 minutes, or until soft.

    Drain the potatoes and garlic and return them to the pan. With a potato masher, mash until smooth. Stir in the leeks, buttermilk, and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with the chives or parsley.

    Nutritional Information

    (per serving)

    Calories: 141

    Saturated Fat: 1 g

    Sodium: 156 mg

    Dietary Fiber: 2 g

    Total Fat: 2 g

    Carbs: 26 g

    Cholesterol: 4 mg

    Protein: 4 g

    Calories from Fat: 18 cal

    Trans Fatty Acid: 0 g

    Total Sugars: 5 g

    Recipe courtesy Danny Boome.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: potatoes, garlic, sour cream, pepper

    Course: Starch

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