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Chive & Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Chive & Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

In this healthy mashed potato recipe, we flavor the mashed potatoes with tangy buttermilk and fresh snipped chives instead of butter.


8 servings, about 3/4 cup each

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes


  • 3pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 medium)
  • 1tablespoon salt
  • 1cup buttermilk
  • 1/2cup snipped fresh chives
  • Black or white pepper to taste


  1. Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut into 2-inch chunks. Place the potatoes and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer.
  3. Stir buttermilk, chives, and pepper into the potatoes.


Transfer to a slow cooker, cover and keep on the “warm” setting for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each)

Calories 151kcal
Carbohydrate Total 34g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Mono Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 260mg
Protein 4g
Potassium 581mg
Calcium 53mg
Folate 19mcg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 2mg

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