Chive Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

 

A delicious way to get your dose of fiber.

Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes, softened
2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled* and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 medium)

3/4 to 1 cup milk
1/2 cup snipped fresh chives
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Boil potatoes, covered, in medium saucepan in 2 inches water for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pan.

2. Mash potatoes with electric mixer or potato masher, gradually stirring in cream cheese until blended. Blend in milk, chives, salt and pepper. Stir gently over medium heat until heated through. Serve immediately.

*Potato peel is high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. For added nutrition and more convenient preparation, do not peel potatoes.

nutritional information per serving:
Calories: 208
Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 30mg
Sodium: 468mg Carbohydrates: 27g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 7g

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Article Posted: September 14, 2003

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