This recipe for creamy buttermilk garlic mashed potatoes topped with chives is super easy comfort food great for holidays or any day. | justalittlebitofbacon.com
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Creamy Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This recipe for creamy buttermilk garlic mashed potatoes topped with chives is super easy comfort food great for holidays or any day.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 250kcal
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs red potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives

Instructions

  • Put the potatoes and garlic in a large pot and fill the pot with cold water, covering the potatoes by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil on high heat. Add 1 tbsp kosher salt to the water, then lower the heat to medium high and cook until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan until the milk is steaming but not boiling.
  • Drain the potatoes and garlic and put them back in the pot. Add the milk and butter and mash them with a potato masher. Add the buttermilk, about 1/2 tsp kosher salt and about 1/4 tsp black pepper and continue to mash until they are the consistency you want.
  • Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving bowl and top with the chives.

Notes

Under no circumstances heat the buttermilk! Buttermilk curdles quite impressively at about 90F.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal