Buttermilk Ranch Potatoes

I used to be really bad at wasting food. I’d buy groceries with good intentions and then life would get in the way or cravings would overrule common sense. I have used the move as a great way to break that habit.

Instead of doing a massive “common pantry items” grocery trip I bought what I needed to make dinner. And then I would use those ingredients to plan out the next dinner plans, only buying what I needed at each trip to the store.

When I saw that the buttermilk in my fridge was nearing the end of it’s life and didn’t have enough to make Sweet Potato Waffles again (they’ve become a popular request of Stuart’s) I decided to make mashed potatoes.

I could’ve just thrown things together until they looked right, but I realized that sometimes people want a recipe for mashed potatoes and I could always use more side dishes on the blog. I pulled out the measuring cups and started creating a recipe!

An Original Recipe

Buttermilk Ranch Potatoes


  • 3 gold potatoes
  • 1/4 C + 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp ranch seasoning
  • S+P, to taste


  1. Wash and quarter the potatoes. Because gold potatoes have thin skins I left them on, but feel free to peel if you prefer. Place potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water, salt the water, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Boil potatoes until fork tender and drain. Mash potatoes with a potato masher, or a hand mixer if you prefer.
  3. Mix in buttermilk and butter until creamy. Add ranch seasoning and S+P.

Buttermilk Ranch Potatoes

3 thoughts on “Buttermilk Ranch Potatoes

      1. Not an issue, there is always a next time. Yeah, taste enhances when you exchange ideas. Happy cooking ❤ ❤

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