21 November 2009

Whipped Potatoes for Thanksgiving

As you look over the ingredients to this recipe, you may raise your eyebrows when you come upon the buttermilk, but this will give your potatoes a nice tangy flavor. If you're unsure that you want to release this powerhouse of taste on Thanksgiving, why don't you make a smaller batch and try it out first. Just substitute buttermilk for the milk or cream you usually add.

What you will need:...

Potatoes...10 pounds (1 bag)
Butter...½ to 1 stick
Salt...to taste
Pepper...to taste
Buttermilk...½-1 cup
Parmesan Cheese...1-2 cups

measurements are estimates and based upon texture/taste

Putting it Together...

  1. Skin potatoes and cut into quarters (this allows the potatoes to cook more quickly)
  2. Put in large pot, add water and salt (I usually put in a few chicken bouillon cubes to add a little flavor to the potatoes).
  3. When fork tender, remove from heat and drain
  4. Turn-off burner and replace potatoes in pot and return to burner. This will allow the excess water to steam out of the potatoes. Be sure to keep an eye on them, so they do not burn
  5. Place the potatoes in a bowl
    • If they do not all fit, you will need to repeat the following steps with the remaining potatoes (although cutting-back on the measurements)
  6. Add butter, salt, and pepper
  7. Mash with a potato masher and then use a hand mixer to blend
  8. Add 1/2 cup of Buttermilk and continue whipping
  9. Add additional buttermilk until you reach the desired consistency
  10. Add additional salt and pepper to taste
  11. Add the Parmesan cheese and mix until well incorporated
  12. Take any additional potatoes and repeat steps 6-11

Here's what they look like...

photo of whipped potatoes

Originally posted as... Tangy Whipped Potatoes


  1. 10 lbs of potatoes and 1-2 cups of cheese? My husband would love this recipe! I think everyone at your Thanksgiving dinner are going to have a great meal!

  2. BeadedTail: It really does taste good. I tried the cheese last year and it seemed to be a pretty big hit.
    Thank you, I hope it all turns out alright (I know, I say this every year).


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