Learn how to make Mashed Potatoes with Fried Onions, one of Rita's recipes to lower heart disease risk.

Mashed Potatoes with Fried Onions


  • 3 cups peeled, cubed Yukon Gold potatoes (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or no-trans-fat margarine
  • 2/3 cup diced onion
  • ½ cup fat-free milk, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place potatoes in large saucepan; cover with water. Cover with lid; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; boil 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter/margarine in medium skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring often, 7 minutes or until browned.
  3. Drain potatoes; return to pan and place over very low heat. Add milk, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper; mash with potato masher. Makes 4 servings.