Creamy mash

Creamy mashed potatoes

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 6

This healthy mashed potato uses clever substitutions to reduce fat and calories but maintain a rich creaminess

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal225
  • fat4.1g
  • saturates2.4g
  • carbs40.5g
  • sugars2.3g
  • fibre3.3g
  • protein6.3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 1½ kg floury potato, such as King Edward or Maris Piper, cut into even chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 125ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the potatoes and boil for about 15 mins or until tender. Transfer to a colander and drain well, then return to the pan and set over a very low heat for 2 mins to dry completely.

  2. Heat the milk and butter in a small pan, then pour over the potatoes. Remove pan from the heat, then mash potatoes using an electric hand whisk or potato masher. Tip in the créme fraîche and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. Season with pepper and a pinch of salt.

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Luke Sistine Chapel
18th Feb, 2019
Taste just like potato that is mashed. During my time in making this, I discovered my new self. This potato mash recipe inspires and encourages your ego to transform into a higher being releasing what I can only describe as your previous ghost shell. As I cooked the potato I began to feel a tingle in my leg, I turned around to see what it was and as it turns out it was just my dog peeing on me. I gently pushed it aside and continued my cooking. The potatoes need to be cooked for exactly 15 minutes, 1 minute too much or too little and the entire recipe is destroyed, it will not work!!. As I timed my potatoes to the milliseconds my heart rate increased, I became more aware of reality and began to see the 5th and 6th dimensions. This is what ultimately made the potatoes taste so good. Once draining the potatoes I began to mash them. From here on out I was no longer the same person as I was when I began. As I smashed the potatoes I felt a sense of pleasure, the feel and texture was like no other. The incredible feeling release happiness until I finally finished with my last bash. A wave of endorphins flooded my body and I felt like I never had before. I am no longer a mashed potato virgin and instead one with the universe. Overall great recipe 10/10 would recommend to anyone and everyone.
Duncan Hodgkiss
20th Oct, 2014
Should come with a warning...Mash will never be the same! Simply awesome. I added a bit of single cream to the mix. Won't be going back to 'normal' mash anytime soon :)
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31st Jan, 2013
This really is wonderful mash! Used with my potato ricer, it makes the most wonderfully silky and decadent mash. Love that it's on the healthier side.
4th Oct, 2012
Amazing mash! May have put a tad too much milk in than suggested, as tried to make for 4 instead of 6 - but it was just as yummy. Used reduced fat creme fraiche too. Will be making this every time we have mash!
29th Jan, 2012
For a special treat try adding cream cheese too - yum!! (reduced fat stuff is just as nice and more guilt-free if you're counting the calories!!)
23rd Jan, 2012
I consider myself an expert when it comes to mashed potato but have never bothered to had hot milk before. It really makes a difference and resulted in a light, lump free yet creamy texture. Will definitely follow this method again
12th Aug, 2015
Does this recipe freeze well?
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Luke Sistine Chapel
18th Feb, 2019
Depends how long you want to freeze it for, but generally yes.
2nd Feb, 2016
Healthy mash recipe!!! no don't scroll down this is really tasty !! (you'll forget the 'healthy' when you try it). Supplement one large potato per person with one peeled and quartered turnip. You wont need any butter or marg as the turnip is more watery than the potato, so when you mash it, the mash is a lovely consistency. Also, ..... a feather on you cap ... your having another veg instead of fat. Really tasty .... gonna have it at the weekend! Season as normal.
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