Creamy Mashed Golden Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Golden Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a holiday and weeknight dinner staple. They’re traditionally prepared with butter, sour cream, and/or heavy cream, which can take a spud from nutritious to a serious source of calories and saturated fat. 

By making a few ingredient swaps, we created this lightened up mashed potato recipe. Leaving the skins on potatoes increases the fiber and vitamin content. We used vegetable broth and heart healthy olive oil to replace the dairy, but you won’t miss out on any of the creamy texture - we promise! These potatoes are also flavored with fresh garlic and chives and get their golden hue from our Qunol Unflavored Turmeric Powder

Our new unflavored turmeric powder allows you to add a boost of nutrition to any recipe without changing the taste. It’s the perfect way to pack the anti-inflammatory health benefits of turmeric in to your favorite traditional dishes, like mashed potatoes, this holiday season!


2.5 lb Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut into 1 inch pieces

2 tsp sea salt, divided

3/4 cup vegetable broth, divided

2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed

¼ cup olive oil

½ tsp black pepper

2 tbsp turmeric (1 tsp = 1 daily serving of Qunol Unflavored Turmeric Powder, so 1tbsp = 3 servings, 2 tbsp = 6 servings, 3 tbsp = 9 servings)

2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped


    1. Place the potatoes and 1 tsp of sea salt in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Fill with enough cold water to just cover the top of the potatoes.
    2. Place pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and let potatoes cook until easily pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes.
    3. Remove from heat and drain potatoes.
    4. Meanwhile, heat ¾ cup vegetable broth and smashed garlic cloves in a small saucepan.
    5. Add broth (garlic cloves discarded), olive oil, remaining 1 tsp sea salt, black pepper, and turmeric to the potatoes and mash until smooth.
    6. Transfer potatoes to serving dish. Garnish with chives, an extra drizzle of vegetable broth, and additional black pepper, if desired.

    Recipe makes approximately 4.5 cups of mashed potatoes or 9 ½ cup servings.

        Nutrition Information

        1 serving = ½ cup potatoes

        Per serving:

        Calories: 145

        Protein: 2 grams

        Fat: 6 grams

        Carbohydrate: 22 grams

        Fiber: 3 grams


        For the whole recipe: 

        Calories 1306

        Fat 54 g

        Protein 15 g

        Carbohydrate 200 g

        Fiber: 30 g

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