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Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes

My family loves this decadent homestyle recipe of buttermilk, potatoes and butter. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy! —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk
  • Optional toppings: crumbled cooked bacon, sour cream and thinly sliced green onions


  • Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding butter, salt, pepper and enough buttermilk to reach desired consistency. Serve with toppings as desired.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup (calculated without optional toppings): 313 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • BradleyMac
    Mar 19, 2020

    Very good, will definitely make again.

    Nov 14, 2017

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