Mashed Potatoes With Garlic and Leeks

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 162.4
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.6 mg
  • Sodium: 544.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 1/2 pounds potatoes, cut into eighths
    1 medium leek, white part only, washed and chopped
    2 garlic cloves, sliced
    1/2 cup chicken broth
    3/4 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
    2 1/2 tablespoons butter
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover by 3 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 17 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and return to the saucepan. Mash until fairly smooth.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the leek, garlic, and broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Drain. Stir in the buttermilk, butter, salt, and pepper. Warm gently over medium heat, stirring often, for 2 minutes, or until the butter melts. Add to the potatoes and stir until well combined.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VALCRIS.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was scrumptious! Total comfort food! Thanks! - 10/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful, can't wait to try it! - 1/28/09

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  • I added a little shredded cheese and bacos, instead of buttermilk and butter I used nonfat yogurt. So yummy did not taste diet at all. Just dont overdo cheese just enough for flavor. Kids loved it!!! - 2/21/11

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  • I didn't boil the chicken broth leeks and garlic in a seperate pan and drain. I added it to the potatoes and put it all on the heat again and turned it up to boil off the excess liquid and I substituted 2% milk for the buttermilk. It still turned out great! - 3/8/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm looking forward to making this TONIGHT! - 7/24/09

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