Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes is a quick and easy Thanksgiving side dish. The buttermilk makes these potatoes creamy and a little tangy.
Ah! Thanksgiving is officially 1 week away! It’s time to start thinking about what recipes you’re going to make and I highly recommend these Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes! They’re SO rich and creamy, plus they’re a little tangy, too.
How to Make Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Ahead of Time:
You can make this complete recipe ahead of time, and store it in the refrigerator up to 3 days in advance. Then you can heat them up by placing them in a crockpot on warm at least 2 hours in advance or use the microwave to bring them up to temperature. If you use the microwave, it’s best to separate the potatoes into 2 smaller batches to heat evenly.
Cook’s Note for Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes:
- This recipe doubles and halves beautifully, so adjust as needed for the number of guests you’re serving!
- This recipe serves 8, but since there are usually a TON of different sides at Thanksgiving I’d say you can get a good 10 servings out of this recipe.
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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
- 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled, quartered, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces
- 2 cups buttermilk
- ¾ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- Salt and pepper
- Add potatoes, 4 tablespoons butter, 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, water, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt to Dutch oven or a heavy-bottom pot and stir to combine. Bring to boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are nearly tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove lid and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until liquid has nearly evaporated, about 2-3 minutes.
- Off heat, add remaining butter to pot and mash with potato masher until smooth. Using rubber spatula, fold in remaining buttermilk until absorbed and potatoes are creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
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These tips will get an amazing Thanksgiving rolling at your house!