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Low Sodium Mashed Potatoes Recipe (No Salt Added!)

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This low sodium mashed potatoes recipe is a fantastic holiday side dish made without salt. Whip potatoes with unsalted butter, garlic, and herbs for a delicious, creamy side everyone will love.

This easy no salt mashed potato dish is perfect served alongside a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. Serve with turkey, chicken, a low sodium steak, and your favorite greens for a complete dinner.

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If you’re looking for a great low sodium holiday side dish, these delicious salt free mashed potatoes will make your plate a little healthier!  Salt free holiday recipes are simple to make, so everyone at the table can enjoy a healthy meal together.

We cook two big Thanksgiving dinners each fall (thanks to our joint Canadian/American household!) and these mashed potatoes always make an appearance at the holiday table. They are great to enjoy as a side dish, or you can even use them in a recipe like on a low sodium shepherd’s pie.

These Low Sodium Mashed Potatoes Are

  • Creamy
  • Whipped
  • Flavorful
  • Garlicky
  • Delicious
  • Versatile
  • A Fantastic Holiday Side

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Low Sodium Side Dishes for a Healthier Meal

This low sodium mashed potatoes recipe is a fantastic side to make without the salt. We’re all about making recipes low sodium when we can. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make healthier meals for you and your family.

Check out all my low sodium side dish recipes here that are on LowSoRecipes. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic sides for everyone at your table.

What’s In Low Sodium Mashed Potatoes?

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  • Potatoes – I like using yellow potatoes for my mash, but you can use any variety you like.
  • Unsalted Butter  – we only use unsalted butter in all our recipes, it’s a great way to cut down on your salt & sodium intake with a simple swap.
  • Whole Milk – milk naturally contains sodium, about 120g per cup for whole milk. I like using whole milk which makes these potatoes super creamy.  If you’re looking for a 0g sodium option, I like to use almond milk. Just blend raw unsalted almonds + water and strain, for a delicious milk substitute that has no sodium.
  • Garlic – fresh cloves of garlic are a delicious way to get flavor and spice into low sodium recipes.
  • Garlic Powder: Also a major pantry staple ingredient that gets used in our house daily! I love this garlic powder and add it to a lot of recipes that I would use fresh garlic in too.
  • Chives, for a fun garnish.

Should I Peel Potatoes Before Mashing?

Up to you- it’s a personal preference if you want small bits of peel on your potatoes. Personally, I always leave the peels on when I mash. The peels and skin of vegetables is where the nutrition is, so I always take the opportunity to enjoy fruits and veggies with the skins on! Potatoes have additional iron, fiber, and B3 in their peels which makes them especially nutritious.

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How Do I Make Mashed Potatoes Without Salt?

  1. Scrub the peels of the potatoes under cold water to remove any dirt or sediment. Peel, if desired.
  2. Cube potatoes into rough 2-inch chunks, and place potatoes in a large pot. Add the whole cloves of garlic. When you’re done chopping all the potatoes, fill the pot with enough cold water to cover the top of the potatoes by one inch.  Bring the pot of water to a boil, and allow the potatoes to cook for 10-12 minutes until tender. The potatoes will be done when you can pierce one all the way through with a fork.
  3.  Drain the potatoes and garlic and place them back in the pot. Add the unsalted butter, milk, and garlic powder and mash with a potato masher, or whip with a hand mixer.  If you like your potatoes creamier, you can add an additional tablespoon of milk until potatoes reach desired consistency. Garnish with chives.
  4. Place leftovers in a airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

 

Easy Salt Free Side Dishes for Holiday Entertaining

This salt free mashed potatoes recipe is what I call an Easy Entertaining Dish- which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those last-minute holiday invites, or when you just want a healthy home cooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole area of recipes dedicated to 30 Minute Recipes, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Just as fast as grabbing a quick prepared side dish from the store (and way more impressive too)! 

More Easy Low Sodium Sides You’ll Love!

Low Sodium Biscuits Recipe

Low Sodium Guacamole Dip Recipe (Without Salt)

Salt Free Stuffing Recipe (Healthy Thanksgiving/Holiday Recipe)

Low Sodium Refried Beans Recipe (No Salt Added)

Low Sodium Fries Recipe (Oven Baked, No Salt Added)

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Low Sodium Mashed Potatoes

This low sodium mashed potatoes recipe is a fantastic holiday side dish made without salt. Whip potatoes with unsalted butter, garlic, and herbs for a delicious, creamy side everyone will love. This easy no salt mashed potato dish is perfect served alongside a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. Serve with turkey, chicken, a low sodium steak, and your favorite greens for a complete dinner.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • large pot
  • Potato Masher

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Chives for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Scrub the peels of the potatoes under cold water to remove any dirt or sediment. Peel, if desired.
  • Cube potatoes into rough 2-inch chunks, and place potatoes in a large pot. Add the whole cloves of garlic. When you're done chopping all the potatoes, fill the pot with enough cold water to cover the top of the potatoes by one inch.  Bring the pot of water to a boil, and allow the potatoes to cook for 10-12 minutes until tender. The potatoes will be done when you can pierce one all the way through with a fork.
  • Drain the potatoes and garlic and place them back in the pot. Add the unsalted butter, milk, and garlic powder and mash with a potato masher, or whip with a hand mixer.  If you like your potatoes creamier, you can add an additional tablespoon of milk until potatoes reach desired consistency. Garnish with chives before serving.
  • Place leftovers in a airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Notes

Save Money on Low Sodium Groceries & Pantry Staples!

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Give Misfits Market a look if you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it!
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