Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Southern Living
Buttermilk Mashed PotatoesRecipe

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Smash potatoes chunky and rustic, or mash them silky smooth.

Makes 6 servings


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2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups buttermilk


Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 225°. Place potatoes in a large saucepan with cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and spread potatoes in a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake 15 minutes.

2. Bring milk and butter to a simmer over medium heat. (Do not boil.)

3. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add hot milk mixture; mash potatoes with a potato masher. Slowly add buttermilk, mashing to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Created date

November 2014