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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

You can easily double this recipe if you're feeding a crowd.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes (4 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • Snipped chives for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil; add 1 tablespoon salt, and cook until potatoes are very tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Drain; place in a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, then add buttermilk and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Mash until smooth and combined. If desired, garnish with snipped chives.

Source
Everyday Food, November 2003

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Reviews (3)

  • 22 Apr, 2013

    I've never made mashed potatoes using buttermilk before; In the past have always used whole milk. I had some buttermilk in the fridge that I didn't want to go to waste so I decided to try out this recipe. It was so easy and fast and they came out great!

  • 5 Feb, 2008

    potatoes: a change of pace using buttermilk.

  • 5 Feb, 2008

    potatoes: a change of pace using buttermilk.