Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are so creamy with just a little tang from the buttermilk. They will be a hit at Thanksgiving or for whatever meal you serve them.

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

 

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes have a little less fat than the typical mashed potatoes that I make which are laden with butter and cream. The buttermilk adds all the flavor you need.

There are so many ways to make mashed potatoes. Everyone has their favorite way. I personally love these Mayonnaise Mashed Potatoes. They are amazingly creamy.

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

 

Tips for making Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

  • I prefer to use Yukon Gold potatoes for mashed potatoes, but Russet potatoes work fine. I find the Yukon Gold to be just a little creamier.
  • To get mashed potatoes with the perfect texture, use a potato ricer. If you don’t have one, you can use a potato masher or even an electric mixer. Just be sure not to overbeat them with an electric mixer or they will get gluey.
  • You can use either full fat or low fat buttermilk.
  • Don’t heat the buttermilk or it will curdle. Heat the milk and butter in a saucepan, but just barely warm the buttermilk in the microwave or add it in at room temperature.

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

The buttermilk really makes these potatoes a winner.

Need more ideas for using up your jar of buttermilk? Try these delicious recipes.

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are so creamy with just a little tang from the buttermilk. They will be a hit at Thanksgiving or for whatever meal you serve them.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or russet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk warmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Add a teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil and boil 15 to 20 minutes or until soft. Drain well.
  • Place butter and milk in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until warm.
  • Press potatoes through a potato ricer into a large bowl.
  • Add butter/milk mixture and stir.
  • Add buttermilk, salt, and pepper and stir to mix well.

Notes

If you don't have a potato ricer, you can use a potato masher.
 
Just gently warm the buttermilk or it will curdle when you add it to the potatoes.

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are so creamy and smooth. #mashedpotatoes #thanksgiving #sidedishes

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