Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  208
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  22 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  111 mg
  • Potassium  161* mg
  • Phosphorus  57 mg
  • Calcium  10 mg
  • Fiber  1.6 g

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

While potatoes should be limited in the dialysis diet because they are high in potassium, here's a recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes that has been modified so people on dialysis can enjoy this all-time favorite.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by the DaVita dietitian team.



Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/4 cup liquid nondairy creamer 

Preparation

    1. Peel and slice the potatoes into small pieces. Soak or double-boil to reduce potassium if you are on a low potassium diet. (see helpful hints)  
    2. Boil potatoes and garlic over medium heat until soft.
    3. Drain off cooking water.
    4. Whip potatoes and garlic with beater, slowly adding margarine and nondairy creamer until whipped smooth.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1-1/2

Helpful hints

  • Potatoes are very high in potassium but you can remove part of the potassium by using one of these methods:
    • Double cook method: Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Drain the water and add fresh water to the pot. Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes then drain and set aside.
    • Leaching method:  Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of warm tap water and soak for 2 to 4 hours. Drain and set aside.
  • Leached potatoes can be blanched and frozen in batches. To blanch vegetables, add to boiling water for one minute, remove and rinse in cold water before freezing.
  • Double the garlic for a stronger garlic flavor.
  • *Potassium content taken from reference values for soaking potatoes in large pot of water for 4 hours.

 

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

tlhouser says:

5

I cannot find any nondairy creamer that does not have a phosphorus additive. How do I get around this problem? Dietitian comment: Consider using an alternative milk substitute such as unenriched rice milk or almond milk. Check the potassium and phosphorus content in addition to the ingredients.

Jan. 28, 2014, 8:24 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Hernan3 says:

4

It is better not to peel the potatoes to keep some fiber in you meals. Moderator comment: If your main goal is to reduce potassium, peeling the potatoes is required to help with potassium removal during the leaching process. If reducing potassium is not a concern you could use unpeeled potatoes.

Sep. 25, 2012, 9:17 AM - Inappropriate review?

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rewgambler says:

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Do different brands of potatoes have different potassium levels and does pealing the skins affect the potassium levels? Moderator comment: Yes, there are differences in potato varieties. Peeling the skin before cooking in liquid allows more potassium to leach out of the potato and into the liquid.

Sep. 23, 2012, 11:08 AM - Inappropriate review?

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blclark7474 says:

4

This sounds good! I love mashed potatoes but was not eating them because of the potassium. This will give me a new food to eat.

Sep. 20, 2012, 3:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

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nascar says:

5

Brand new at this stuff -- very helpful recipe! Thanks!

Oct. 29, 2011, 9:43 AM - Inappropriate review?

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Reynaeri says:

4

I'm trying this out next week for my husband! TY!

Aug. 05, 2010, 11:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

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regangmaxwell says:

5

I was a potato fanatic. This receipe is marvelous. I LOVE IT!

Jul. 10, 2010, 12:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

regangmaxwell says:

5

I was a potato fanatic. This receipe is marvelous. I LOVE IT!

Jul. 10, 2010, 12:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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JeriW says:

5

Our family loves these potatoes. I also sprinkle some Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning in.

Dec. 11, 2009, 6:06 PM - Inappropriate review?

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says:

3

Had this tonight.. they were good.

May. 13, 2009, 10:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

rsweetfan says:

4

Love the Garlic taste to these Mashed Potatoes...Definately one of my Favorite Side Dishes.

Nov. 13, 2008, 11:58 AM - Inappropriate review?

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