Skinny Cheesy Potato Mash


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Skinny Cheesy Potato Mash

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A few simple swaps let you keep the creamy texture but reduce the fat content of your family’s favorite cheesy comfort food.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 8
3 lbs. (2-1/2-in.) gold potatoes
2 garlic bulbs
2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
¾ c. Hy-Vee shredded mozzarella cheese
¾ c. Hy-Vee finely shredded reduced-fat mild Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. 45% vegetable oil soft spread
¼ c. finely chopped white onion
½ c. Hy-Vee vanilla unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary, plus additional for garnish
1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
1 tsp. Hy-Vee ground dry mustard
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. Hy-Vee black pepper

Things To Grab

  • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
  • Large rimmed baking pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Box grater
  • 8 (4-/2-oz.) ramekins
  • Medium saucepan


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pierce potatoes with a fork; place in a large rimmed baking pan and set aside.

  2. Cut off a thin slice from tops of garlic bulbs to expose ends of individual cloves. Remove any loose, papery outer layers. Place garlic bulbs, cut sides up, on a sheet of foil; drizzle with oil. Wrap bulbs with foil and place in a baking pan with potatoes.

  3. Bake potatoes and garlic for 40 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Cool for 10 minutes. Coarsely shred unpeeled potatoes using large holes on box grater; transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Squeeze base of each garlic clove and push it up and out of its paper husk; add to potatoes in bowl.

  4. Spray 8 (4-1/2-oz.) ramekins with nonstick spray; place in a large rimmed baking pan and set aside. Combine mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses in medium bowl; set aside.

  5. For cheese sauce, melt vegetable oil spread in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly softened, stirring frequently. Stir in almond milk, thyme, 1 Tbsp. rosemary, salt, dry mustard, smoked paprika and black pepper. Stir in 1 cup cheese mixture; cook for 1 minute or until cheese is completely melted, stirring occasionally.

  6. Add cheese sauce to potato mixture in bowl; gently stir to combine. Spoon half of the mixture into prepared ramekins; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese mixture. Top with remaining potato mixture; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese mixture.

  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with additional rosemary, if desired.

Nutrition facts


250 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 480mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Protein: 9g

Daily Values

Iron 10%
Calcium 15%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 15%