How about adding a bunch of probiotics to your mashed potatoes, instead of just plain fat? This Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes Recipe does exactly that. Full-fat Greek yogurt substitutes the usual fats like butter or cream. Making these mashed potatoes a lot healthier, nutritious, and super creamy.
Greek yogurt is the perfect substitute both for butter and cream. And that's for two reasons. The first is, it contains enough fat to give a perfectly smooth, velvety texture like butter does. And the second is, it gives an even creamier texture than cream.
These Greek yogurt mashed potatoes are also lighter, with a refreshing, tangy aftertaste. Making them the perfect side for any main dish that's served with a heavy sauce. Like this Beef in tomato sauce for example.
And if you think that these mashed potatoes can't get any better, well, they can... Because they're also so easy to make. And without using a potato masher. Like I would achieve this perfectly smooth texture with that tool huh...
No, no need to use a potato masher and keep chasing leftover potato chunks here and there that never seem to disappear completely. Just grab a hand mixer and do the thing. It will mash your potatoes to perfection. Without any effort at all. And once the potatoes are mashed, you mix in the Greek yogurt and you're good to go.
Tips & Ideas
- Use a non-fat Greek yogurt for a lower calorie alternative.
- You may add 2-3 tablespoons of raw extra virgin olive oil to enhance both flavor and nutritional value.
- Add a pinch of mashed garlic. It goes great with grilled meat like Souvlaki.
- 5-6 medium-sized potatoes about 1200 grams
- 3 loaded tablespoons full fat Greek yogurt
- OPTIONAL: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt & pepper
- Peel and cut potatoes to large cubes.
- Add to a medium-sized cooking pot and cover with water.
- Boil potatoes until they're soft enough to fall apart when you prick them.
- Remove from heat. Pour the remaining water from the pot, to a mixing bowl, and set aside.
- Mash potatoes using an electric hand mixer starting with low speed. Incorporate the Greek yogurt.
- Pour in some of the water until mashed potatoes look creamy to your liking. Note: Keep in mind the more they stand the firmer they gets.
- Season with salt and pepper and add the olive oil.