Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Stonyfield, however, all opinions are honest and my own.
Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy holiday foods? From November through the New Year there’s always a good reason to have a feast! Whether it’s a roasted Turkey for Thanksgiving or a Pot Roast after decorating the Christmas tree. It truly is the season for eating! However, all those big comforting meals can definitely add up on the scale. Which is why I love to take holiday comfort foods and give them a healthy spin, like my Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes!
Mashed potatoes fit in perfectly with just about every holiday meal. Soft, creamy, and delicious there one side dish that is loved by all! Though I must confess, as a kid I was not a potato fan. Being a picky eater I hated any potato product that was not a french fry. However, when I went to culinary school I suddenly began loving all food. Especially potatoes! There we learned how to roast potatoes til they were bone dry that way they could absorb as much butter and heavy cream and possible. Yes, those potatoes where delicious, but boy were they fattening! Today I would much rather opt for this healthier version! Greek yogurt is the perfect substitution for those heavy ingredients!
I tested this recipe out for Thanksgiving this year and it was a hit. My favorite way to test a healthy recipe, is to not tell anyone the recipe has a healthy flare. That way you can get there honest opinion. Instead of heavy cream and butter I used whole milk and Stonyfield Greek yogurt to make my potatoes creamy. I always have quarts of Greek yogurt in my fridge from my smoothies, so this recipe was made without a trip to the store! I love organic brands that don’t break my budget! Also, Stonyfield is my go to brand because of their decision to reduce the amount of sugar in their flavored yogurt. Nothing worse than a seemly healthy snack packed with sugar, so in 2017 they started reducing the sugar in there YoKids products by 25%. (As a big kid myself, YoKids Birthday Cake Squeezer is my go to treat!) Because the flavor of Greek yogurt reminds me of sour cream, I got inspired to toss in some green onions, because who doesn’t love sour cream and onion chips!
The resulting mashed potatoes disappeared quickly at Thanksgiving. In fact, on telling my boyfriend I was going to test this recipe at his family’s Thanksgiving I could tell he was not excited. So we compromised, we each made a batch. I made this healthier version and he made the more traditional fattening version. At the end of the meal, my potatoes were almost gone and there was still plenty in his pan! Not to brag, but I’ll take that as a sign that these Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes are meant to be a holiday staple!
- 3 Pounds Small Red Potatoes
- 5 Cloves Smashed Garlic
- 1 Bunch Green Onions
- 4-5 Cups Whole Milk
- 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
- Add potatoes, garlic, and whites of the onions to a large pot
- Cover with salted water
- Boil until potatoes are fork tender
- Strain and discard the garlic and onions
- Beat potatoes
- Add milk and yogurt
- Season with salt and pepper
- Garnish with green onion tops
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