Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Photo: Susie Cushner

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 71 mg
Calories 145
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 29 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Fat 2 g
Fiber 3 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 5 mg
Satfat 1 g
Sodium 56 mg


2 pounds Yukon Gold or baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons chopped chives
Salt and ground pepper to taste


This is a low-fat mashed-potato recipe, but you'd never know it. By browning the butter, you boost its flavor, so you can use less. And the buttermilk only sounds caloric--it's actually low in fat.

In a saucepan, cover the potatoes and garlic with lightly salted water and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until fork tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet or saucepan, heat the butter over low heat until it begins to brown, swirling the skillet, about 1 minute.

Drain the potatoes well and mash them with a potato masher or electric mixer until smooth. Blend in the buttermilk, chives, and browned butter. Add salt and pepper to taste.