Caramelised Onion Mashed Potato


Serves: 6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes










Caramelised onions are a delicious addition to mashed



1.2kg potatoes (charlotte), peeled and chopped
1 tablespoons olive oil
2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
50g low fat spread
100ml semi skimmed milk or to taste
Ground black pepper








1) Rinse the chopped potatoes under cold water to wash the starch off the surface. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the potatoes. Boil gently for 20 minutes or until tender and easily cut with a knife.

2) While the potatoes are cooking, caramelise the onions. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a low heat. Add the onions and cook very gently for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are dark brown.

3) Drain the cooked potatoes in a colander. Once the water has evaporated from the potatoes, return them to the pan. Add the low fat spread, milk and black pepper to the pan and mash the potatoes using a potato masher. The more you mash them, the lighter and fluffier they will be.  

4) Stir in the caramelised onion and serve with the Light steak and kidney pie.


For a different flavour, stir  2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar into the onions towards the end of their cooking time.