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greek yogurt mashed potatoes in a bowl with a wooden spoon to scoop them

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Try a new take on an old classic with these Greek yogurt mashed potatoes!  They’re creamy, flavorful, and have more protein than your traditional mashed potato recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword greek yogurt mashed potatoes, healthy mashed potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 187kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes (approximately 5-7 potatoes)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup chives, minced (optional)


  • Peel and chop the potatoes into one-inch chunks. Place in a pot and fill with water until potatoes are just covered.
  • Place on the stovetop over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender and can be easily pierced with a fork. Turn off heat.
  • Drain water from the pot, and place the pot with the cooked potatoes back on the stovetop. Add the butter and allow to just sit (without heafor a few minutes until the butter has melted.
  • Start to mash the potatoes with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Add the salt, pepper, yogurt, and milk, and continue to mash until the potatoes reach your desired texture.
  • Fold in the chives. Serve plain, topped with butter, or topped with gravy. Enjoy!


  • Feel free to mix up the recipe with different add-ins, like chopped bacon or cheddar cheese.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving):
187 calories, 4 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 250 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein, Vitamin A: 5%, Vitamin C: 21%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 3%, Potassium: 16%


Calories: 187kcal