Keep mashed potatoes warm by placing in a heatproof bowl, covering with plastic wrap, and setting over a saucepan of gently simmering water. This will keep them moist and warm without scorching. If you don't have a ricer, use a potato masher, being careful not to overwork the potatoes.
1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces
1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/4 cups room-temperature nonfat buttermilk
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Est. added sugars 0g
How to Make It
Place russet potatoes in a large bowl; cover with water to 1 inch above potatoes.
Place Yukon Gold potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. When water reaches a simmer, drain russet potatoes, and add to pan with Yukon Golds. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain.
Using a potato ricer, rice potatoes over pan. Stir in butter until melted. Gently stir in buttermilk, salt, and black pepper.
Variation: Butternut-Swirled Mashed Potatoes
Recipe Time: Active: 30 min. Total: 45 min.
Follow above recipe, reserving 2 tablespoons buttermilk. While potatoes simmer, bring 2 cups unsalted chicken stock, 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, and 1 (12-oz.) package peeled diced butternut squash to a simmer; cook 15 minutes. Reserve 2 tablespoons stock; drain squash. Discard sage. Place reserved 2 tablespoons buttermilk, 2 tablespoons stock, and squash in a blender; blend until smooth. Add squash mixture to mashed potatoes; swirl with a spoon.
Variation: Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Recipe Time: Active: 25 min. Total: 1 hr. 30 min.
Cut 1/2 inch off the top of 1 whole garlic head; drizzle with 1/4 teaspoon olive oil. Wrap in foil; bake at 400°F for 50 minutes or until very tender. Separate garlic cloves; squeeze to extract pulp. Discard skins. Follow above recipe. Stir in garlic pulp and 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.