Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes don’t have to be full of fat. Buttermilk adds a creamy richness to this classic dish.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 3 lbs. potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. white pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 7 minutes.
  • When potatoes are done, drain, return to the hot pot, add onion mixture, and mash until smooth. Gradually add the buttermilk, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve immediately.