Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Julia Mueller | The Roasted Root Updated

Easy buttermilk mashed potatoes are the perfect comfort food. Honestly, we'd eat them every night if we could!

Having a great mashed potato recipe for your cooking arsenal is always smart. It is easy to make up a large batch of mashed potatoes for family get-togethers or holidays, and everyone is sure to be full and satisfied. 

Once the weather begins cooling off, I always crave mashed potatoes as a side dish to complete a tasty, comforting meal.

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Roasted garlic mashed potatoes with asiago (or parmesan) cheese and buttermilk is my favorite go-to recipe that I make throughout the year and also for every Thanksgiving. It is also a great recipe to use for making this shepherd’s pie recipe!

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And let’s be honest, these delicious mashed potatoes can easily turn from “side dish” to “entree” given how tasty they are.

Like most recipes, using helpful kitchen tools insures a great result every time. I’ve been loving all of my Dreamfarm kitchen tools. Each tool has multiple functions, comes with a fun name, and is available in various colors to match the rest of your kitchen. 

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For instance, for this recipe, I used the Dreamfarm Vebo for boiling the potatoes and simply lifted it out of the pot to strain the water. This tool can also be used for steaming veggies, which is perfect for preparing broccoli (or other vegetables) during the work week.

I also used the Smood which is used for smoothing and mashing potatoes. Using these items was easy, fun, and facilitated the recipe.

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Between cool fall weather and the approaching holidays, this Roasted Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes recipe is wonderful to save and have on-hand for a delectable and easy side dish.

It goes well with any chicken, fish, or meat dish, comforts the belly and pleases any guest! 

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 8-10 White Potatoes, 5 cups worth when mashed
  • 1 head Garlic, roasted
  • 1 1/2 cups Aged Asiago Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Green Onions, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wrap the whole bulb of garlic in aluminum foil and roast in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until the cloves feel soft. 
  2. Remove from the oven. When cool enough to handle, remove the skins from each clove of garlic and chop the cloves. Set aside.
  3. While the garlic is roasting, bring a pot of water to a full boil.
  4. Chop the potatoes into large chunks and place them in a steamer. Place the steamer with the potatoes into the pot of boiling water. Cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.
  5. Add all of the ingredients to a large pot and mash the potatoes using a potato masher (do this while the potatoes are still hot so that the cheese and butter melts).
  6. Pour the mashed potatoes into a large serving dish and garnish with green onion.
 

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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 66
Calories 379

% Daily Value*
13%
Total Fat 8g
16%
  Saturated Fat 3g
20%
Sodium 478mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate 60g
10%
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 5g
28%
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 8-10 White Potatoes, 5 cups worth when mashed
  • 1 head Garlic, roasted
  • 1 1/2 cups Aged Asiago Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Green Onions, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wrap the whole bulb of garlic in aluminum foil and roast in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until the cloves feel soft. 
  2. Remove from the oven. When cool enough to handle, remove the skins from each clove of garlic and chop the cloves. Set aside.
  3. While the garlic is roasting, bring a pot of water to a full boil.
  4. Chop the potatoes into large chunks and place them in a steamer. Place the steamer with the potatoes into the pot of boiling water. Cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.
  5. Add all of the ingredients to a large pot and mash the potatoes using a potato masher (do this while the potatoes are still hot so that the cheese and butter melts).
  6. Pour the mashed potatoes into a large serving dish and garnish with green onion.
 

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Published:
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Category:
Vegetables
Tags:
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Related Recipes:
Potato Recipes, Mashed Potato Recipes, Easy Recipes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Side Dish Recipes, Thanksgiving Recipes
Recipe Yields:
8 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Published:
Author: Julia Mueller
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 66
Calories 379

% Daily Value*
13%
Total Fat 8g
16%
  Saturated Fat 3g
20%
Sodium 478mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate 60g
10%
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 5g
28%
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Julia Mueller

About Julia

Julia is known for her healthy, balanced approach to all kinds of recipes, vegetarian and meat alike, on her blog, The Roasted Root. She shares her commitment to delectable vegetarian dishes as a Vegetarian fanatic, proving that you can make the whole family happy without the need for meat.