Mummu Mashed Potatoes

Mummu Mashed Potatoes

I’m sure everyone thinks their mom makes the best mashed potatoes ever, but mine really does ;).  My kids call these “Mummu Mashed Potatoes” and they are a classic for the holiday table. They also count as major comfort food at my house. The secret is buttermilk and a pinch of nutmeg.  They are still good if you use milk. There is something about the nutmeg that takes these humble spuds to the next level.


6-8 medium yellow flesh potatoes (Yukon golds work well), washed and quartered
1 tsp white pepper (ground)
1/4 C butter
1/4 C buttermilk (or milk)
pinch of nutmeg
Salt to your taste


  1. Gently boil potatoes until fork tender.
  2. Drain, add butter and mash.
  3. Add buttermilk slowly, mashing as you go.
  4. Add white pepper, nutmeg and salt.

Serves 4 as a side dish.


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