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Surprisingly Healthy Buttermilk Mashed potatoes that the entire family is sure to love!
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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes turn out creamy and delicious. No one will realize they're a healthier version!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Holiday, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 152kcal


  • 2 pounds russet or Idaho potatoes about 4 to 6 large
  • 6 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk low-fat
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch chunks.
  • Place the potatoes, garlic, and bay leaf in a large sauce pot.Add water to cover the potatoes by two inches. Season the water with salt, to taste.
  • Bring the water to a boil before reducing the heat to simmer. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, heat the buttermilk over medium-low heat until it’s warmed through. Do not boil, or the buttermilk can curdle.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander and return them to the pot. Discard the bay leaf.
  • Add the butter to the pot and heat over low heat, shaking constantly, for 1 minute to dry the potatoes.
  • Mash the potatoes with a hand masher or an electric mixer,adding enough of the buttermilk to create a smooth puree. Be careful not to overmix, or the potatoes can become gummy.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


Serving: 0.66cups (approximately) | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5