Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with White Pepper

These easy buttermilk mashed potatoes are flavored with white pepper for a subtle spice and earthiness. Serve alongside roasted turkey or chicken.

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with White Pepper
Photo: Johnny Autry
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add potatoes to the basket. Cover, adjust heat to maintain a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are tender, 30 to 35 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat. Remove the basket and drain the water. Return the potatoes to the pot and stir over low heat until dry, about 2 minutes. Pass the potatoes through a potato ricer into a large bowl. (Alternatively, mash potatoes in the pot with a potato masher.) Add buttermilk, butter, salt and pepper and stir gently to combine. Serve immediately or cover to keep warm.


Potato ricer or masher

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
13g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Vitamin A 407IU 8%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Potassium 754mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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