Golden Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Cooking the potatoes an additional 30 seconds after they've been drained allows excess water to steam off, creating fluffier mashed potatoes.

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Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups water
2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Cook garlic in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add 6 cups water and next 3 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook 20 minutes or until tender.

Drain potatoes; return to Dutch oven. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

Add buttermilk and remaining ingredients; mash with a large fork to desired consistency.


Julia Mitchell, Lexington, Kentucky,

December 2005
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