Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe. Not on a low sodium diet? Here's the standard Arugula Pesto Mashed Potatoes recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes."
-Douglas Adams, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Yukon Gold potatoes are the perfect vehicle for almost any flavor - ginger, garlic, arugula, chipotle - you name it. When I am trying a new flavor I find that it is best to add a just a bit and gradually increase the amount until you have the flavor that you like. Too much pesto will ruin this recipe.


Low Sodium Arugula Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about one cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3.

This recipe also requires making Arugula Pesto

These keep fair for about 48 hours.

Not on a low sodium diet? Here's the standard Arugula Mashed Potatoes.

3 quarts water
1 lb Yukon Gold or red potatoes
4 Tbsp arugula pesto
1/3 cup non-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup 2% milk
1/8 tsp salt

Place the water in a large stock pot over high heat.

Quarter the potatoes and add to the stock pot. Cover with water by about an inch. Bring to boil and then reduce heat until the water is simmering.

Cook the potatoes about 15 - 20 minutes until slightly soft in the middle. They should give when squeezed.

Remove potatoes from the heat and drain. Add the arugula pesto, buttermilk, milk and salt. Mash potatoes until creamy and the pesto is well blended in. I like to leave some chunks. If you like them smooth, be careful because over mashing will result in pasty potatoes.

Add ground black pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 138 Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 127mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 10% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 13 mcg Potassium 621 mg
Magnesium 38 mg