14-Minute Mashed Parsley Potatoes

Mashed Parsley Potatoes
Be it meatloaf, chicken, or holiday ham, mashed potatoes are a delicious accompaniment to any meal. There are a thousand different ways to prepare it, and no one way is satisfactory to everyone. I prefer the flavor of red potatoes over brown russett potatoes, and they also happen to have about ten fewer calories.

Having never before made mashed potatoes, I was delighted to find a quick and easy recipe from Weight Watchers. Mashed Parsley Potatoes can be found in the Weight Watchers 15-Minute Cookbook.

Total Preparation & Cooking Time: 14 minutes
Yield: 4 servings ♥ Points Value: 2 ♥ 113 Calories ♥ 2.9g Fat ♥ 2.1g Fiber

Note:  For more in-depth information on Red Potatoes Vs. Russet, visit E-How.

Mashed Parsley Potatoes

  • 1 pound unpeeled round red potatoes (small to medium size)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2  teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

1) Cut potatoes into quarters. I use a vegetable scraper/chopper for this task. Look at all that starch!
2) Place potato and water in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl. Cover tightly with heavy-duty plastic wrap; fold back a small edge of the wrap to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 9 minutes or until tender, stirring after 4 minutes.
3) Drain potato; return to bowl.
4) Add milk and remaining ingredients.
5) Mash with a potato masher or fork (I use a fork) until potato is mashed and mixture is combined.
Parsley and butter add incredible flavor to mashed potatoes, and it takes only 14 minutes from start to finish.