Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Photo: David Loftus

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 53 mg
Calories 126
Caloriesfromfat 56 %
Carbohydrate 12 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Fat 8 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 0 mg
Protein 2 mg
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 233 mg


3/4 pound Yukon Gold or russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup buttermilk or whole milk
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


Place the potatoes in a saucepan with 3 quarts of cold water and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well and return to saucepan; mash. Heat the butter and buttermilk in a small saucepan until hot. Pour over the potatoes and stir well. Season with the pepper, nutmeg, and the remaining salt.

Katy Sparks,

Real Simple

March 2005
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