This recipe for Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes is so simple to make, and it is super creamy. Made with just a few simple ingredients this side dish goes great with a lot of different entrees.
Mashed Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes to make. These Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are simple to make.
They go great with chicken, beef or pork meals. I love how the buttermilk adds a nice tanginess to the potatoes that regular milk or cream does not give.
How to make Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes:
Just like other mashed potatoes start by preparing the potatoes. Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut off any bruises or eyes that may be on the potatoes.
Dice them up into small chunks and get them boiling. Once they are tender drain them, but do not rinse them. Put them back in the pot and then mash them there.
Add in the buttermilk and butter then mix well with an electric hand mixer.
Mix until fully smooth. Add more buttermilk and butter if you need the potatoes to be smoother. Serve and enjoy.
- Russet Potatoes - You can use other potatoes if you prefer.
- Milk - I use 2% milk
- Unsalted Butter
- Salt &Pepper
Step One - Wash, peel, and dice potatoes. Place them in a large pot and cover with water.
Step Two - Bring to a boil then then reduce heat and allow to simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until your potatoes are fork tender.
Step Three - Once potatoes are cooked drain them and then place them back into the pot. Use a masher to press and mash potatoes.
Step Four - Add in milk and butter then continue to mash or use an electric hand mixer to whip potatoes for a creamier texture.
Step Five - Last add butter milk and continue to mash and mix. Add more buttermilk as needed for your desired texture.
Step Six - Season with salt and pepper then serve.
Why should I use Buttermilk over regular milk in mashed potatoes?
Buttermilk is essentially fermented milk. It is slightly sour and thicker than regular milk.
It creates a slight tanginess when mixed with mashed potatoes. Add some butter for richness and these are great mashed potatoes.
How to make buttermilk:
You can easily purchase a quart of buttermilk from the grocery store, but if you do not use it often you may not want to buy it.
You can easily make homemade buttermilk with just 2 ingredients.
Ingredients for Buttermilk:
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 tbsp White Vinegar
Directions for buttermilk:
In a large bowl or cup add in the vinegar first. Pour the milk over top the vinegar and then stir.
Let stand for about 10 minutes until you see a little separation in the milk. Then it is ready for use.
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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
- 1 ½ pounds russet potatoes
- ¼ cup milk
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ cup buttermilk
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Wash, peel, and dice potatoes. Place them in a large pot and cover with water.
- Bring to a boil then then reduce heat and allow to simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until your potatoes are fork tender.
- Once potatoes are cooked drain them and then place them back into the pot. Use a masher to press and mash potatoes.
- Add in milk and butter then continue to mash or use an electric hand mixer to whip potatoes for a creamier texture.
- Last add butter milk and continue to mash and mix. Add more buttermilk as needed for your desired texture.
- Season with salt and pepper then serve.