Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes Recipe
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Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes Recipe

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My family loves this decadent homestyle recipe of buttermilk, potatoes and butter. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy! —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk
  • Optional toppings: crumbled cooked bacon, sour cream and thinly sliced green onions

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without optional toppings): 313 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding butter, salt, pepper and enough buttermilk to reach desired consistency. Serve with toppings as desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p93

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