Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Irish Mashed Potatoes

Served with Chik'n Griller and salad
Several months ago I started doing "Meatless Monday's".  My doctor in reviewing my blood work stated that everything looked 'ok', but my cholesterol was starting to creep up.  He mentioned that I shouldn't "freak out" but I should start being more conscientious of what I put in my body. 

My brother - God rest his soul - is no doubt shouting at me from heaven, "There is always room for God's creatures next to the potatoes and gravy!", but the fact is this eating-meatless-once-in-a-while has become easier than I ever expected.  Don't worry Bill - I'm not a vegetarian! So here a dish that is extremely filling and good for you.

This recipe come from one of my favorite cookbooks, Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly.  This a cookbook full of slow cooker recipes that are healthy and low-fat. It's on page 215 if you have the book, if you don't.... well you should. 


3lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes - peeled and cubed
2.5 cups chopped cabbage (about half a small head)
3-6 cloves of garlic peeled and sliced (I used all 6)
2 cups of fat free chicken broth (or 1 15oz can and a little water...)
4oz fat free cream cheese
1/3 cup fat free sour cream
1/4 cup skim or 1% milk (or whatever milk is in your fridge  It SHOULD be one of these anyway!)
Salt and Pepper to taste.  (I like pepper so I used a 1/2 tsp and a pinch or two more when adding to the pot)

How to:

1. Combine potatoes, cabbage, garlic and broth in the slow cooker. (don't forget to spray it first or use a liner.)

2. Cook on high for 2.5 hours or low for 4 hours or until veggies are soft.

3. Drain.  Add remaining ingredients and mash.  ( I use an old fashioned potatoe masher that Matthew, my baby boy, gave me first, then I use a hand mixer to make some of it creamier.)

4. Enjoy!


  1. These sound fabulous! I'm always on the lookout for a good St. Patrick's Day recipe.

  2. I like these mashed potatoes and am going to toss some in the slow cooker, I have all the ingredients. I will substitute with veggie broth though, I really like the cabbage in with the potatoes. This sounds delicious.

  3. I'm with you on the low cholesterol living!! My husband is from Ireland and he and his brothers and sisters grew up on 'spuds' or potatoes!! However, I'm pretty sure he's never had them done like this. It looks like a great recipe. I'm definately going to try it.

  4. Haven't tried mashed potatoes with cabbage. Sounds like something worth trying!

  5. I think this is a great version of mashed potatoes. I will be trying it for sure. The addition of cabbage is worth it! Thank you for sharing, Richard! Have a great day!

  6. I am totally trying this one! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love potatoes! This dish sounds really yummy to me!

  8. Slow cooked mash is a new one to me. They sound amazing, I'd weaken on the low fat bits and just go for plenty of good old butter and worry about the cholesterol later! Great recipe :)

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