Creamy Avocado Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A colorful spin on tradition, fresh avocados makes these potatoes creamy.

Creamy Avocado Garlic Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 5 cups)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ripe, fresh avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced, divided
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives or scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Place potatoes in large pot and add enough cold water to cover the potatoes. Cook for 13 to 15 minutes or until very tender.
  2. Drain potatoes in colander.
  3. Return cooked potatoes to pot and stir over medium heat, about 1 minute, until excess water has evaporated.
  4. Add milk, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper into potatoes and mash with potato masher until desired consistency.
  5. Add 1 1/2 avocados and chives, stir until potatoes are smooth.
  6. Top with remaining 1/2 avocado.

Yield: 6 (1/2 cup) servings | Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (212g) Amount Per Serving Calories 210

% Daily Value* Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 210mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 33g 12% Dietary Fiber 5g 18% Total Sugars 2g Includes 0g Added Sugars 0% Protein 5g 10% Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0% Calcium 50mg 4% Iron 1.7mg 10% Potassium 900mg 20% Vitamin A 40mcg 4% Vitamin C 14mg 15% Vitamin E 0.9mg 6% Vitamin K 19mcg 15% Thiamin 0.2mg 15% Riboflavin 0.1mg 10%
Niacin 2.5mg 15% Vitamin B6 0.7mg40% Folate 65mcg DFE 15% Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 2% Pantothenic Acid 1.2mg 25% Phosphorus 120mg 10% Magnesium 50mg 10% Zinc 0.8mg 8% Selenium 1mcg 2% Copper 0.2mg 25% Manganese 0.4mg 15%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Hass Avocado Board

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