Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe | PBS Food

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

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Prep time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 35 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4

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  • 1 ½ pounds (4 medium) new potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 to ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces


  1. Served with slaw or potato salad, this chicken dinner will feel like an indoor picnic. Any leftover chicken will make a great school lunch.
  2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil; add 1 tablespoon salt, and cook until potatoes are very tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Drain; place in a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, then add buttermilk and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Mash until smooth and combined.

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 183 calories; 6.2 grams fat; 4 grams protein; 28.2 grams carbohydrates; 2.9 grams fiber
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