Recipe: Healthy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

by JJ Virgin on April 7, 2018

Ah, mashed potatoes! I don’t think there’s another side dish that’s quite as homey or comforting, and it’s a must for any traditional holiday table.

But for years, Certified Nutrition Specialists have had potatoes on no-fly list because they were classified as simple carbs – a.k.a. sugar bombs. With advances in health science, now we know better, and potatoes are back on the table!

Of course, it matters which potatoes you choose and how you cook them. Get the total scoop in this article: Top 5 Reasons to Start Eating Potatoes Again.

Then feel free to enjoy these flavorful mashed potatoes, minus the discomfort associated with dairy and other triggering ingredients that often make their way into taters.

Healthy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes


April 7, 2018

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1 and 3

Looking for a healthy, simple side to serve with dinner? This delicious mashed potato recipe is dairy free, gluten-free, and topped off with plenty of fresh herbs!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


2 cups organic baby Yukon Gold potatoes (skins on, about 1 lb)

2 cups bone broth or veggie stock

2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme or rosemary

2 garlic, minced

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


1Cut your potatoes into fourths and boil in the bone broth or stock for 10-15 minutes, until soft.

2Transfer potatoes to bowl and add 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid from the pot.

3Mash with the back of a fork or potato masher.

4Add remaining ingredients and mix well; stir in more broth or stock as needed for desired consistency. Top with more fresh herbs as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Total Fat0.1g
Total Carbohydrates17g
Dietary Fiber2g

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