Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes – Martha Stewart Living

Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds ¬†new potatoes (4 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup¬†buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons¬†butter, cut into small pieces


Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil; add 1 tablespoon salt, and cook until potatoes are very tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 20 to 25 minutes.

Drain; place in a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, then add buttermilk and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Mash until smooth and combined. If desired, garnish with snipped chives.