Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Serving Size:
1/2 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup 1% low fat milk


  1. Peel and slice the potatoes into small pieces.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 butter and milk until whipped smooth.

Helpful hints

  • Double the garlic for a stronger garlic flavor.
  • Potatoes are very high in potassium but you can remove part of the potassium by using one of these methods:
    • Double boil method: Peel and small 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 prepare as desired.
    • Leaching method:  Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot of warm tap water and soak for 2 to 4 hours. Drain and cook as desired.
  • 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.
  • *Potassium content taken from reference values for double-boiling small peeled and diced potatoes.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 185

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 15 g

Fat 13 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 103 mg

Potassium 205* mg

Phosphorus 65 mg

Calcium 35 mg

Fiber 0.7 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


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