Buttermilk-Bacon Mashed Potatoes

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate
Yields: 4 servings


  • 3 medium (5 to 6-ounce each) russet potatoes
  • 6 tbsp low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked soy, turkey or pork bacon
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions
  • Salt and pepper
  • Reduced sodium broth (optional)


1) Leave skin on or peel potatoes. Cut into 1-inch chunks.

2) Place potato pieces in medium pot and cover with water or reduced-sodium broth. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

3) Return potatoes to pan and shake over low heat about 1 minute to dry.

4) Mash the potatoes and garlic with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.

5) Mix buttermilk, crumbled bacon, and chopped green onions. Season with salt and pepper.

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