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Buttermilk and Chive Mashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 2-inch chunks

2 tablespoons butter

1 small shallot, chopped

3/4 cup buttermilk

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped chives


  1. Cover the cubed potatoes with cold salted water in a large saucepan and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, add the butter to a small saucepan and saute the shallot until translucent. Add the buttermilk and warm. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Once tender, drain potatoes, return to pot, and coarsely mash with a potato masher. Stir in the warmed buttermilk mixture, season with salt and pepper and garnish with chives.