Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

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

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  • Servings: 4
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Source: Everyday Food, November 2003


  • 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)


  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. 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.


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