Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes


This is a simple, quick recipe that is a definite people-pleaser.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 cups


  • 5 large potatoes, scrubbed and cubed

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes and onion into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

  2. Transfer cooked potatoes and onion to a large bowl. Add butter, buttermilk, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper; blend together until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute margarine for the butter if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

684 Calories
35g Fat
85g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 684
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 92mg 462%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 2036mg 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.