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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

My sister-in-law, who is a dietitian, shared these buttermilk mashed potatoes with me. The garlic and buttermilk in these smooth mashed potatoes that are better for you than typical versions that include lots of butter. —Stephanie Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Butter, melted, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, combine potatoes, water, broth and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 12-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat buttermilk until warm. Drain potatoes and garlic; mash with buttermilk. Stir in onions, salt and pepper. If desired, served with butter and additional green onions.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 104 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 599mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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