Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
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
8 serves


  • 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


  1. Steam the potatoes in ½ inch of water, covered, until tender, 18 to 20 minutes (adding more water to the pot if necessary); drain.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
19g Fat
28g Carbs
5g Protein
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.

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