Mashed potatoes

I love mashed potatoes and have them very often. A lot of recipes require butter and heavy cream. As I eat them frequently and want to keep my eating habits as healthy as possible, I have replaced the butter and heavy cream by sour cream. I know… It doesn’t taste the same but it makes me appreciate the full version more when I have it on special occasions. This recipe is also part of my menu for the Joyful Warrior Healthy Menu Planning Challenge.

Mashed potatoes

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 550 g potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • salt
  • ¼ to ½ cup of semi-skimmed milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Boil the potatoes in a large pan with salted water for 15-20 minutes, until they are very tender.
  • Heat the milk in a saucepan on the cooker or in a jug in the microwave oven.
  • Drain the potatoes.
  • Turn the heat to high.
  • Put the potatoes back in the pan to dry them and make them fluffy. Shake the pan so the potatoes don’t burn.
  • Remove the pan from the cooker.
  • Add half of the mil, the sour cream, salt and pepper to taste and mix with a hand-held mixer until smooth.
  • Add more milk to get the consistency you like.



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