Southern Buttermilk Ranch Mashed Potatoes is a creamy and delicious recipe, which is made with Ranch dressing, Buttermilk, Yukon Gold Potatoes, and Half n Half. This is unabashedly, the best Mashed Potato recipe which you should be making this year for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is all about keeping the traditions alive. Speaking of Traditions, have you tried my Southern Buttermilk Biscuits or Southern Sweet Potato Pie or Sweet potato Casserole or Mashed Sweet Potatoes or Southern Sweet Potato Cobbler or Apple Pecan Cobbler or Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie or the favourite Chocolate Chess Pie? These are some of my absolute favourite Thanksgiving recipes, which I make a point to make every year for Thanksgiving.
This Southern Buttermilk Ranch Mashed Potato recipe is one of my all-time favourite ones. It's creamy and comforting and a southern favourite recipe. Also, this is so easy, that you will not even have to spend more than 30 minutes to make this.
What makes Buttermilk Ranch Mashed Potatoes so special?
- Nostalgic Flavors
This Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Ranch Dressing will remind you of the most comforting recipe that you've ever had. There is no debate about it that Mashed Potatoes is all about comfort and if you ask anyone, they would happily say that Mashed Potatoes is their singularly most loved recipe of all time.
Ingredients needed to make this recipe
- 5 medium-sized Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 1/4 cup Buttermilk
- 3 tablespoon Ranch Dressing
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 cup Melted Butter
- 3 tablespoon Half n Half
- 1/2 teaspoon Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
- Butter and chopped cilantro for garnish
How to make Creamy Southern Buttermilk Ranch Mashed Potatoes?
- First, you will have to boil the potatoes. For that, half the Potatoes and then throw them in a pot of boiling water. The water should be just enough so that the potatoes get immersed in it. Do not add a lot of water, as it will take a lot of time to come to a boil. Add a pinch of salt and cover cook the potatoes for 20 min.
The cooking time fo the potatoes will vary based on the quantity and quality of Potatoes. Russet Potatoes and Yukon Gold Potatoes take almost the same time. Also, if you have more Potatoes, you might want to cover cook for 10-15 more minutes.
This Southern Buttermilk Ranch Mashed potato works wonderfully with both Yukon Gold Potatoes or Russet Potatoes or a combination of both.
To check if the potatoes are tender, check using a fork. If they are fork-tender, then they are done.
Drain the water using a colander and cool down the potatoes on the counter. Once they are completely cooled, then peel off the skin of the potatoes.
- The next step is to just combine the Mashed Potatoes with the dressing. So, take the Potatoes in a bowl. To it pour in the Buttermilk, Ranch Dressing, Half and Half, and Melted Butter. Also, sprinkle the salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Mash the Potatoes using any masher you have. You can use a hand blender or even a pastry blender or two forks to do the same. Combine everything using a wooden spoon, until the Potatoes absorb all the moisture.
- Once the Mashed Potato gets thick and creamy, serve.
- Top with some chopped Cilantro, cubed butter and some more cracked black pepper.
So, this is how you make this wonderful Southern Buttermilk Ranch Mashed Potatoes. Its such an easy recipe and is so delicious.
Can I Make this Ahead of time?
Of course. I always do it. You can make this, and keep this covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. However, do not freeze this Mashed Potato. Unlike other Mashed Potatoes, this one has a lot of dairies and unfortunately dairy doesn't freeze well.
However, you can boil, peel and mash the Potatoes. Keep them in a freezer friendly bag. The mashed potatoes will stay fresh for up to 2-3 days. Before reusing, thaw it overnight.
Just mix with the rest of the ingredients and some warm melted butter, season and serve!
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Southern Buttermilk Ranch Mashed Potatoes
- 5 medium sized Yukon Gold potatoes halved
- ¼ cup Buttermilk
- 3 tablespoon Ranch Dressing
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ cup Melted unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoon Half and Half optional
- ½ teaspoon Freshly cracked black pepper
- chopped cilantro and cubed butter for garnish
- Half the Yukon Gold Potatoes. Throw them in a pot of boiling water. Add a pinch of salt. Cover and allow the potatoes to cook for 20 minutes over medium-high heat. After 20 minutes, drain the water and cool down the potatoes. Once they are completely cooled, peel off the skin of the Potatoes.
- Mash the Potatoes using any masher you have or a pastry blender or hand mixer or even two forks. Once the potatoes are mashed, add all the other mentioned ingredients to it and mix using a wooden spatula. Mix until the Potatoes absorb all the moisture. Once it's reached your desired consistency, serve it.
- Top with some cubed butter, chopped cilantro, and some more freshly cracked black pepper, and serve this buttermilk ranch mashed potatoes.
- You can make this ahead of time and keep it covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- I do not recommend freezing the mashed Potato because it had buttermilk and ranch dressing. Freezing this and then thawing will ruin it as Dairy doesn't freeze well.
- Alternatively, you can mash the Potatoes and then freeze it in a freezer friendly bag. Thaw it overnight before use and then, before you serve it, just mix with the ranch dressing, buttermilk, and warm melted butter. Season and serve!