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Buttermilk and Thyme work deliciously with Yukon Gold for mashed potatoes.

Yukon Gold Buttermilk Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side dish/Potatoes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk, Easy Recipe, Gluten Free, Mashed Potatoes, Potatoes, Yukon Gold Potatoes
Servings: 6
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Buttermilk and fresh thyme are paired with the naturally silky texture of Yukon Gold potatoes.



  • 3 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes; peeled, cubed
  • 1/4 tsp salt; +/- to taste
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter; OPTIONAL
  • 1/2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper; +/- to taste
  • 1/8 tsp salt; +/- to taste


  1. Peel and cube potatoes.

  2. Bring the buttermilk, milk, and butter to room temperature before using. 

  3. Place in a large pot, cover with cold water; add the salt. 

  4. Bring the potatoes to a boil and cook until fork tender. Could be 15 minutes, could be 25, depending on how large the potatoes are cut. 

  5. Drain the water.

  6. Pass the potatoes through a ricer or mash by hand. It is not recommended to use an electric mixer).

  7. Once mashed/riced, incorporate the buttermilk, milk, thyme, salt, and pepper

  8. Serve immediately and enjoy.