Colorful Mashed Potatoes

Recipe submitted by Lynn Picard, Executive Vice President/General Manager, Lifetime Television Network

Colorful Mashed Potatoes

We love to experiment with mashed potatoes. Try adding roasted garlic, fat-free sour cream or low-fat cheese for added flavor. Experiment with different types of potatoes such as Yukon Golds or Peruvian Purples for a different flavor.


  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Leave the skin on the potatoes for added texture, flavor and fiber.
  • Substitute 1/2 pound beets for 1/2 pound of the potatoes. Boil beets and potatoes together, then mash together with other ingredients.
  • Substitute sweet potatoes for regular potatoes. Peel after boiling. Prepare as directed.


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the potatoes. Then bring the water to a simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the pan from heat and drain the water.
  2. Add the milk, salt and pepper.
  3. Use a mixer to combine the ingredients until they are smooth.
  4. Serve immediately.

This recipe serves about 4.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 104 calories
  • 4 grams protein
  • 20 grams carbohydrates
  • 1 gram fat