In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we flavor the mashed potatoes with tangy buttermilk and fresh snipped chives instead of butter. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013

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  • 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; 0.4 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 286 mg sodium. 581 mg potassium; 33.6 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 3.8 g protein; 150 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 19 mcg folate; 53 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 37 mg magnesium;