Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

These ain’t yo grandma’s mashed potatoes (hmm…although, I do love my grandma’s mashed potatoes…)! We’ve put an elegant twist on this classic comfort food by using brown butter and incorporating sautéed green onion. Brown butter is super simple to make, you just keep cooking melted butter until it turns a darker color. The deep flavor of brown butter will add another dimension to your everyday mashers.


4 medium sized yukon gold potatoes

4 tablespoons unsalted buter

1 bunch green onions

1/4 heavy cream

Kosher salt to taste

Black pepper to taste


Quarter potatoes and place in a large stockpot. Fill with cold water until water reaches an inch above the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook potatoes until they are fork tender.

Using four inches of the green part, cut the green onion on the bias into small pieces.

In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Swirl butter and scrape with a wooden spoon occasionally as brown bits start to appear. Once the butter turns a golden amber color, add the green onions and sautée until onions are soft, about two minutes.

Drain the cooked potatoes and transfer back to the stockpot. Add butter and onion mixture, cream, salt, and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes until smooth. Serve hot.

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Comments (8)

  • ashley 5 years ago Reply

    This is gonna sound weird but mashed potatoes always have intimidated me…not sure why. These sound great! I love anything with browned butter 🙂

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Oh don’t let the mashers intimidate you! You can do it! Thanks for stopping by, Ashley!!

  • Savory Simple 5 years ago Reply

    I love anything with brown butter, these sound killer.

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Hi Jen! Brown butter is liquid gold, right?! Thanks for the comment!

  • Kristi 5 years ago Reply

    Amazing! I found you last weekend and cooked 3 of your receipes. They were all fantastic. Thanks. Keep it up.

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Kristi, you ROCK for trying our recipes. Which ones did you make? Hope you’ll come back soon!

  • Leah 5 years ago Reply

    I just made these using red potatoes and 2T dried chives in place of green onion. They came out delicious!

    The Newlywed Chefs 5 years ago Reply

    Leah, I’m so glad they turned out well! Chives are a great substitute!

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