Garlic and Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Garlic and Thyme Mashed Potatoes

(makes 4 servings)

1 1/2 pounds (720 g) Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes
3 cloves garlic, cut in half
2 sprigs thyme, plus 1 teaspoon (5 ml) fresh thyme leaves
3 tablespoons (45 ml) skim milk
1/4 teaspoon (5 ml) salt (optional)
freshly ground pepper

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into similar sized pieces. Place in a large pot of boiling water with the garlic and thyme sprigs. Simmer until the potatoes test done with a sharp knife.
  2. Drain the potatoes, and discard the garlic and thyme sprigs.
  3. Mash the potatoes. Add the fresh thyme leaves and milk with salt (if using) and pepper. Keep warm till ready to serve.
  4. To serve, divide between plates.

Per serving: 116 calories (0% calories from fat), 3 g protein, 0 total fat (0 saturated fat), 26 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 90 mg potassium, 15 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate (bread/starch)