Crushed Red Potatoes with Buttermilk

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Crushed Red Potatoes with Buttermilk

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

Yield: 6 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 25


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed (about 6)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 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

calories 88
fat 0 g (0 g sat, 0 g mono)
cholesterol 1 mg
carbohydrates 19 g
protein 3 g
fiber 2 g
sodium 314 mg
potassium 541 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving 1

Exchanges 1 starch

From EatingWell May/June 1996