Low-Fat Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Servings Per Recipe: 18
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 162.5
- Total Fat: 3.9 g
- Cholesterol: 12.2 mg
- Sodium: 62.7 mg
- Total Carbs: 28.5 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
- Protein: 4.0 g
IntroductionThe perfect way to make mashed potatoes for a large gathering. The perfect way to make mashed potatoes for a large gathering.
5 pounds red potatoes
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
6 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
8 ounces reduced-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
The potatoes can be prepped ahead of time and finished the day of your big dinner or party. The potatoes hold well for extended periods of time if you stir periodically to avoid drying around the edges. As a bonus, this version is lower in calories and fat than traditional mashed potatoes.
Rinse well and transfer to a stock pot. Cover with cold water by 6 inches, add the minced garlic and bouillon granules. Bring to a boil and cook approximately 10 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
Drain, reserving liquid. Add cream cheese and sour cream to pan and mash potatoes, adding reserved liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency.
Transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours. Before serving, stir well and season with ground black pepper to taste.
Makes approximately 18 (1/2 cup) servings.
NOTE: Can be prepared up to the point of transfer to slow cooker and refrigerated for up to two days. However, if you do this, you will need to increase the slow-cooker cooking time to 3 or 4 hours and add more liquid.
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I created something very similar at thanksgiving dinner because we were short on pots. I cooked the potatoes on HIGH in the slow cooker for about 3 hrs, while the turkey roasted in the oven. Drain, add other ingrediented, and mash with a hand mixer right in the ceramic pot, then keep on very low. - 12/15/09
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (12/15/09)
That's helpful to know. The whole shebang can be done all in the slow cooker. I wasn't sure about using the mixer inside the crock for fear of chipping the glaze. That wasn't a problem?
I made this 5 days ago for a potluck. I should have doubled the recipe! There are alot of really great cooks in my circle of friends (me not being one). This is the first time I've been asked my recipe. These are seriously easy and so so good. Try 'em!! They're better than the butter loaded ones. - 3/3/09
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (3/4/09)
Thank you for your wonderful comment on my recipe. I can't tell you how thrilled I am for you that you were the hit of your potluck. I feel like I've done my good deed for the day! LOL
I'm glad you like the recipe.
These are delicious, easy and taste as good as my old full fat calorie rich version! Maybe better! They are creamy and wonderful and I am betting no one will know for Thanksgiving tomorrow that I'm sneaking a little healthier option in.... - 11/27/08
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (12/9/08)
Thank you for your complimentary comment about my recipe.
Really enjoyed this recipe! Didn't use the crockpot. Just boiled potatoes, drained and then added remaining ingredients, mashing all together. Got great reviews from my family. Will make again :) - 1/25/10
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (1/25/10)
Thanks for taking time to rate my recipe and leave a complimentary comment. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed it.
Love garlic mashed potatoes. Can hardly wait to make these. With a large family I appreciate short cuts when I can get them. Thanks for a great recipe! - 2/12/09
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (2/12/09)
Thanks for taking time to review and rate my recipe. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does. I appreciate your positive comments.
Delicious! I made a modified version of this recipe--boiling the potatoes on the stove instead and using garlic powder instead of minced. Used this as the potatoes on a casserole but saved some just to nibble on. They were outstanding--and the casserole was better than ever! Thanks! - 12/10/08
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (12/10/08)
Thank you for your complimentary comment on my recipe.
SO GOOD!! I liked these better than taters made with butter and milk! Tastes rich and creamy. We love garlic so I used little more. Can't wait to make these for family during the holidays. Thanks for sharing your recipe! - 10/9/10
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (11/30/10)
Thanks for taking time to rate my recipe and leave a complimentary comment. I'm glad your family enjoyed it.
YUM! Made them for Christmas dinner and they were terrific! We actually didn't use the slow cooker at all, just did it all in the pot and it only took 30-ish minutes. I was wondering why the cooker, does it do something else? - 12/29/09
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (12/29/09)
I developed the recipe as a make-ahead dish that could be easily transported to covered-dish dinners. That is the only purpose of transferring them to the slow cooker.
These we not bad for low cal but I tasted them before I put them in the slow cooker and they tasted better to me than after I had cooked them in there for 2 hours. I may make them again but will skip the slow cooking. - 12/25/09
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (12/27/09)
Thanks for takilng time to comment and rate my recipe.
My kids and Hubby loved these. they were pretty close to How I normally make my Tators so not a big change for them. I made the Whole recipe and Now today I am taking the Leftover half and Made Garlic Mash Tator Leftover Broccoli Cheese Soup(I posted that Recipe too.)Bonus is Make one Side 2 Meals - 11/12/09
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (11/18/09)
Thanks for the positive comment.
I'll be right over to check out that soup recipe. I love soups and broccoli-cheese is one of my favorites.
I sometimes use the leftovers as a base for what we call baked potato soup. When I get some time I'll have to post that one, too.
I'm a little disappointed. Lots of flavor... just not great flavor.. Maybe after it 'crocks' for a while I'll like it better. - 6/8/09
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (6/9/09)
Thanks for taking time to rate my recipe. You may want to adjust the seasonings to your family's tastes. The addition of fresh herbs or salt may perk it up for you. I don't cook with much salt due to being on a sodium-restricted diet.
This was so good. My husband doesn't like sour cream and cream cheese, and he really liked the flavor of these. They were so creamy, it's hard to believe they're low fat. - 1/3/09
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (1/4/09)
Thank you for your complimentary comment on my recipe. I'm glad that you and your husband enjoyed the potatoes.
I made this fpr my company Christmas party last weekend and it was a HUGE hit. It was the only dish that was gone at the end of the night. Very easy to make, and very tasty! I also like that you can put it in the fridge over night and slow cook it the next day. - 12/24/08
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (12/27/08)
Thank you for leaving a complimentary comment about my recipe. Would you consider coming back and giving it a "star" rating?
I made about a 1/4 of the recipe for dinner and used a can of (reduced sodium, fat free) chicken broth with water as a substitution for the bouillon. I also left out the crockpot transfer since we were eating right away. Turned out GREAT! - 11/5/12
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (11/22/12)
Thanks for taking time to leave a favorable comment on my recipe. I'm glad you enjoyed the potatoes.
Made this for Thanksgiving and a miracle happened thanks to these mashed potatoes.....my mom did NOT put butter in her mashed potatoes!!!! She always adds butter, no matter how much butter has gone into the mashed potatoes. So I am going to be using this way of making mashed potatoes from now on!!! - 11/30/11
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (12/2/11)
Thanks for taking time to rate my recipe and leave such a positive comment! You can't imagine how thrilled I am that my recipe saved your mom those butter calories and fat. Sometimes the little changes we make mean all the difference in the world.
This was so super yummy and easy! It is now going to be a staple in my holiday cooking! - 11/25/11
Reply from DOWN2SEXY (11/28/11)
Thanks for taking time to rate my recipe and leave a positive comment. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Nothing beats yummy, easy AND healthy when it comes to cooking for a crowd, IMO.