Comfort Potatoes (For the Waistline)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is about as low calorie and still tasty potatoes that you can find. You can do ahead and reheat in the oven just before serving.


  1. Sauté the onion in the butter over medium heat until browned (about 12 minutes). Put potatoes, milk and garlic in a saucepan; cover pot.
  2. Over medium heat simmer until the potatoes are cooked through (about 12 minutes) stir occasionally.
  3. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon and put them in the skillet with the onions.
  4. Mash potatoes with the onions.
  5. Add milk (that the potatoes were boiled in).
  6. Add the milk slowly until you have a lovely smooth texture (you may not need all the milk).
  7. Stir in the yogurt, season to taste.
Most Helpful

Bergy, these come close too the BEST mashed potatoes I've ever eaten. They so delicious, and so low fat, that I can't believe it. I loved them, and will be making them again often. Even our non-onion eater cleaned up his plate, as the onions had cooked away to that yummy caramelised stage. Thanks for an amazing recipe.

JustJanS July 30, 2002

Excellent flavour. The onions and garlic give them lots of added seasoning. I omitted the nutmeg - family not a fan of it but otherwise followed directions exactly. Will definately make it again.

Kate in Ontario August 19, 2002

Great recipe Bergy, loved the flavour from the yogurt. Something a little different but very yummy, thanks for sharing.

Evie* June 07, 2006