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Chive & Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

  • 20 m
  • 40 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we flavor the mashed potatoes with tangy buttermilk and fresh snipped chives instead of butter. ”


    • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 medium)
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • ½ cup snipped fresh chives
    • Black or white pepper to taste


  • 1 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.
  • 2 Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.
  • 3 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.
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