U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

No added fat or salt is used (or needed!) in this tasty potato dish.

Recipe Source: Stay Young At Heart


  • 1 lb potatoes (about 2 large), peeled and quartered

  • 2 C low-fat (1 percent) milk

  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ tsp white pepper

calories 141
Total fat 1 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Cook potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for
    20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Drain and recover.

  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, cook garlic in milk until garlic is soft, about 30 minutes.

  • 3
    Add milk-garlic mixture and white pepper to potatoes. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed or mash with a potato masher until smooth.

Tip: You also can make this in your microwave! Scrub whole potatoes, pat dry, and prick with a fork. Cook potatoes, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) until tender, about 12 minutes, turning potatoes over once. Let stand 5 minutes, then peel and quarter. Meanwhile, in a 4-cup glass measuring cup, combine milk and garlic, and cook, uncovered, on 50 percent power (medium) until garlic is soft, about 4 minutes. Mix and mash as directed in step 3 of the regular instructions.

Keep the Beat is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.