Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

from Ina Garten, Food Network

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into 1 1/2-inch cubes and add them to the boiling water. Bring the water to a boil again, lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes fall apart easily when pierced with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan, making sure it doesn't boil. Set aside until the potatoes are done.
  3. As soon as the potatoes are tender, drain them in a colander. Mash potaotes with a potato masher and/or electric mixer. As soon as the potatoes are mashed, stir in the hot milk-and-butter mixture with a whisk or rubber spatula. Add enough buttermilk to make the potatoes creamy.
  4. Add 2 teaspoons of salt and the pepper, to taste, and serve hot.


Most Helpful

Wonderful mashed potatoes! DH brought home some nice gold yukon potatoes and I used all but 5 potatoes. Used closer to a cup of buttermilk and loved the tang the potatoes had. Creamy and great tasting! Made and reviewed for Kittencals Vegetarian forum Appetizers and Sides Tag Game.

lauralie41 December 21, 2010

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