Creamy mash

Creamy mashed potatoes

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(12 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


  • 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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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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