Healthy Eating
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • April 2011
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Chipotle Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes have gotten a bad rap. People are often under the impression that they are a vegetable. Potatoes do grow among the vegetables, but they are a starch. For that reason, and because typical accompaniments include butter, sour cream and cheese, people often avoid potatoes when eating healthy.

No need to cut potatoes out of your diet completely! Try this simple and YUMMY recipe for a healthy spin on the typical potato!


2 ½ lb. Yukon Gold potatoes cubed

½ medium onion chopped

½ c. chopped mushrooms

1 c. chicken broth

1 T. diced green chilies

1 T. chopped Chipotle pepper in Adobo sauce (including seeds for extra heat)

½ T. Adobo sauce

½ c. non-fat Greek yogurt

1 t. fresh thyme

1 T. chopped parsley


1. Cook cubed potatoes in salted water until tender.

2. Spray nonstick pan with nonstick cooking spray. Sautee onions, mushrooms and ½ c. chicken broth until onions are tender.

3. Drain potatoes and place in mixing bowl.

4. Add green chilies, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce to potatoes.

5. Remove onions and mushrooms from stove.

6. Pour entire mixture into potatoes.

7. Add yogurt, parsley and thyme.

8. Mix until desired consistency, adding additional chicken broth if necessary.

9. Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Prep Time: less than 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35-45 minutes

Serves 6

Calories 157.7

Total Fat 1g

Total Carbohydrates 32.2g

Protein 7g

Shana Conradt

Shana Conradt is co-founder, developer and nutrition specialist for She is the author of Getting Fit With Food: 101 Healthy Eating Recipes.

She was the founding partner of Ellipse Fitness/Ellipse Management Company; the co-founder of Livewell Yoga and personal trainer for Kristin Steede, a contestant on Season 7 of NBC's The Biggest Loser. Shana Conradt has been a fitness instructor, weight loss consultant, teacher, educator, counselor and competitive athlete for more than 15 years.

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