Food Recipes Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes 4.3 (3) By Lindsay Maitland Hunt Lindsay Maitland Hunt Lindsay Maitland Hunt is a food writer, editor, and cookbook author. Highlights: * Joined Real Simple as an editorial assistant, rose to associate food editor, and eventually to a three month stint as food and entertaining editor * Freelance recipe developer and food writer * Recipe developer and food writer for BuzzFeed * Released two cookbooks: Healthyish (2018) and Help Yourself (2020) Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 1, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Top the creamy mashed potatoes with brown butter to make them extra rich and delicious. Get the recipe. Photo: Danny Kim Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 8 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and chopped ¾ cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed 1 ½ cups whole milk kosher salt and black pepper chopped fresh chives, for serving Directions Steam the potatoes in ½ inch of water, covered, until tender, 18 to 20 minutes (adding more water to the pot if necessary); drain. Meanwhile, heat ½ cup of the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter foams and begins to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Mash the potatoes with the milk, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper. Fold in the remaining ¼ cup of butter. Top the potatoes with the brown butter and chives. Serve warm. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 291 Calories 19g Fat 28g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 291 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 12g 60% Cholesterol 50mg 17% Sodium 388mg 17% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Total Sugars 3g Protein 5g Calcium 76mg 6% Iron 1mg 6% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.