Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Moderate
Yields: 6 servings

Garlic cloves cooked along with potatoes give this puree extra body and lots of flavor.


  • 2 lbs all-purpose potatoes (about 6 medium potatoes), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Freshly ground white or black pepper to taste


1) Place potatoes and garlic in a large heavy saucepan. Add water to cover and season with salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

2) Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat and cook, swirling, until it turns a nutty brown, about 1 minute. Stir in buttermilk and heat until just warm (Do not overheat or it will curdle).

3) When potatoes are done, drain in a colander and return to the pan. Place pan over low heat and shake for about 1 minute to dry potatoes.

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

5) Add enough of the buttermilk mixture to make a smooth puree. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Calories: 144

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 92mg

Fat: 2g

Vitamin C: 48% dv

Potassium: 20% dv

Carb: 30g

Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Adapted from Potato Goodness Unearthed

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