In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we flavor the mashed potatoes with tangy buttermilk and fresh snipped chives instead of butter.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut into 2-inch chunks. Place the potatoes and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well.

  • Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.

  • Stir buttermilk, chives, and pepper into the potatoes.


Make Ahead Tip: Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and keep on the “warm” setting for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 33.6g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 2.9g; fat 0.4g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterol 1.2mg; vitamin a iu 150IU 3% DV; vitamin c 13.9mg 23% DV; folate 19.1mcg 5% DV; calcium 53.2mg 5% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 37.3mg 13% DV; potassium 580.7mg 16% DV; sodium 286.1mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.