Jane Kirby
Recipe by Real Simple May 2001


Credit: Susie Cushner

Recipe Summary

Makes 6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

calcium 71mg; 145 calories; carbohydrates 29g; cholesterol 5mg; fat 2g; fiber 3g; iron 1mg; protein 5mg; saturated fat 1g; sodium 56mg.