In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we flavor the mashed potatoes with nutty browned butter and tangy buttermilk. For a pretty presentation, serve garnished with thinly sliced fresh chives.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
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 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.

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heart. Continue heating until it starts bubbling; stir and cook, watching carefully so it doesn't burn, until it turns golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir the browned butter, buttermilk and pepper into the mashed potatoes.


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

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 33.5g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.9g 12% DV; sugars 2.8g; fat 4.8g 7% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 12.7mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 152.5IU 3% DV; vitamin c 12.1mg 20% DV; folate 16.1mcg 4% DV; calcium 51.7mg 5% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 36.1mg 13% DV; potassium 573.1mg 16% DV; sodium 286.6mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.