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Buttermilk-Chive Smashed Potatoes

Potatoes are what you make of them or, more accurately, how you make them. And these are a smashing success.

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  • Cooking time20 min
  • Prep time10 min
  • Servings8
recipe image Buttermilk-Chive Smashed Potatoes


  • 2 lbs. (1 kg) all-purpose potatoes, unpeeled and quartered
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) buttermilk
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Becel® Buttery Taste margarine*
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) snipped fresh chives

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


  1. Cover potatoes with water in large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook uncovered 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.
  2. Heat buttermilk with garlic over low heat in same pot. Do not boil. Return potatoes to pot with Becel® Buttery Taste margarine and mash with potato masher. Garnish with chives.
*Becel® Gold in Quebec

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