Leek and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes become even more mouth watering with the addition of whipping cream garlic and leek.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

3
lb potatoes (about 8 medium), peeled and cut into pieces
2
cups sliced leek with some of green top (about 1 medium)
4
cloves garlic, peeled
3/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
Additional whipping (heavy) cream, heated, if desired
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, place potatoes, leek, garlic, salt and broth. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered 20 to 25 minutes or until tender (do not drain). Mash potato mixture with potato masher or electric mixer on low speed.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/4 cup whipping cream and the butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Add cream mixture to potato mixture; continue mashing until potatoes are light and fluffy. Add additional heated whipping cream for desired consistency. Stir in chives.

Expert Tips

Don’t have whipping cream? Milk works just fine in this recipe, and it trims some of the calories, too.

Leeks are usually grown in sand, which can become embedded in the tight rings. So separate the slices into rings and rinse well before cooking.

Make the potatoes ahead of time and put them in your slow cooker on the Low heat setting to keep warm for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.