Buttermilk-Herb Mashed Potatoes

The EatingWell Diet (2007), EatingWell Serves Two

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Simmering a garlic clove with the potato infuses it with flavor. Use whatever fresh herbs you have in your refrigerator.

Buttermilk-Herb Mashed Potatoes

Makes: 2 servings

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  • 1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Place potato in a small saucepan and cover with water. Add garlic. Bring to a boil; cook until the potato is tender. Drain; add butter and buttermilk, and mash with a potato masher to the desired consistency. Stir in herbs. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.


Per serving: 85 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 87 mg sodium; 416 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch

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