Crushed Red Potatoes with Buttermilk

Crushed Red Potatoes with Buttermilk

This simple preparation makes a smashing and virtually labor-free alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.

From EatingWell: May/June 1996
Yield: 6 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 25


  1. 2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed (about 6)
  2. 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  3. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  4. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  5. Freshly ground pepper, to taste


Cover potatoes with cold water in a large saucepan. Add salt and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes in a colander and transfer to a medium bowl. Coarsely crush the potatoes with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon. Gently stir in buttermilk and chives. Season with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Per Serving: 88 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 314 mg sodium; 541 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch