Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 35 min.
Sun-dried tomatoes and basil add a welcome twist to this creamy side dish.


  • 1 1/4 lbs russet, red, or yellow potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbs butter or margarine
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (or 1/2 tsp garlic salt)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian blend shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup julienne sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Tbs fresh chopped basil
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 2.2 oz can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Black pepper, freshly ground to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes or until tender; drain well.
  • Transfer back to pot and mash well, then stir in yogurt, milk, butter or margarine, and salt.
  • Gently stir in cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, green onions, olives, and pepper; cook for another 2 to 3 minutes to heat through.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 244
  Calories from Fat 83 (34%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(4%)Cholesterol 14mg
(18%)Sodium 438mg
(23%)Potassium 807mg
Total Carbohydrate 32g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(19%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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