Mashed Red Bliss Potatoes

Mashed Red Bliss PotatoesRecipe
Photo: Mikkel Vang

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 341
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Fat 15 g
Satfat 9 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 163 mg
Carbohydrate 47 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 7 g


5 pounds medium Red Bliss potatoes
Kosher salt and pepper
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Place the potatoes, skins on, in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and add 2 1/2 tablespoons salt. Reduce heat and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Add the butter, buttermilk, cream, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Mash the potatoes with a handheld masher. Fold in the chives before transferring to a serving dish.

Make-Ahead Note: The potatoes can be made up to 2 hours in advance and kept warm in a double boiler or Crock-Pot. If the potatoes are chilled and then reheated, they will turn dry and pasty.