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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

This recipe goes with Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes

Real Simple MARCH 2005

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 53mg
  • Calories: 126
  • Calories from fat: 56%
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 0mg
  • Protein: 2mg
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 233mg

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