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Mashed Potatoes with Dill


Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving side dish staple, and fresh dill and buttermilk take them to the next level with bright, refreshing flavors.

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  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup potato water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons dill
  • 2 scallions, sliced


Servings 4
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Place 2 pounds small red potatoes and 4 smashed garlic cloves in a pot; cover with salted water.

Bring to a boil, then simmer until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Reserve 1 cup cooking water; drain.

Mash the potatoes with 1/2 cup each cooking water and buttermilk, 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons chopped dill and 2 sliced scallions, adding the remaining cooking water as needed. Season with salt and pepper.


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