Total Time
32 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Be sure to purchase a crumbly wedge of Parmigiano-Reggiano for this superquick potato side dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prick each potato several times with a fork. Place potatoes in the microwave, and cook at HIGH 16 minutes or until tender, turning after 8 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes. Cut each potato in half lengthwise; scoop out flesh with a large spoon, and transfer to a bowl.

Step 2

Combine milk and butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until butter melts. Add milk mixture to potatoes; mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Stir in buttermilk and remaining ingredients.

Ratings & Reviews

Best ever

July 13, 2016
I boiled Yukon Golds from our farmer's market, but otherwise followed recipe. Wow! The proportions and ingredients are wonderful. A bit of an indulgence, but we had strawberries for dessert and so the fat & calories evened out.

BigKidSF's Review

November 12, 2012
Cooking Light must be kidding. Nothing light here. Two tablespoons butter + cheese? We make our mashed potatoes with fat free milk, and fat free sour creme, chives, and salt. By ignoring these horrible recipes calling for dairy fats and avoiding dairy fat and all fried foods alone, I have gone back to size 8 from size 14 in just four months. It is not portion control, it is the fatty foods like this that is making America obese.

ShandelLynn's Review

August 29, 2011
A solid fast choice for a side. I halved the recipe to feed my fiance and I and was pleased with the results, although some garlic would not hurt ;)

sprater1's Review

November 25, 2010
Needed some extra salt and pepper. I also put an extra tablespoon of butter in it. Other than that, it was very good.

carolfitz's Review

December 26, 2009
Easy to make in the morning and then quickly re-heat in the microwave, adding the cheese just before serving. These potatoes held their own alongside CL's dijon & herb crusted rib roast.

KaraZ63's Review

December 04, 2009
Someone made this the other night for our Cooking Light group and it was great. Really nice flavor. Highly recommend.

BlueeyedSara7's Review

December 02, 2009
Excellent recipe for entertaining and very quick and easy. I didn't have any Parmigiano-Reggiano so I used an aged Gouda and was very pleased with the results.

yolande26's Review

November 10, 2009
this recipe is very easy to the potatoes in the microwave cute downs alot of time.has a nice parmesan flavor, not to overpowering just enough