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Red Skin Mashed Potatoes Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for our delicious, creamy, red skin mashed potatoes. We’ve got a quick and easy side dish that can be table ready in just a few minutes. Everybody loves mashed potatoes. These are so good, you don’t even need gravy. It’s a perfect addition to your favorite meat dish.



  • 68 medium Red Skin Potatoes, do not peel.
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon of Mayonnaise, or more if needed.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Granulated Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Wash the potatoes to remove any dirt and dust.
  2. Place potatoes in a medium sized saucepot, cover with about 1 inch of water.
  3. Place pot over medium heat and bring to a low boil.
  4. Boil potatoes about 20-25 minutes, or until fork tender.
  5. Remove potatoes from water, place in bowl and let cool a bit, do not discard potato water.
  6. Using a potato masher, mash up the potatoes, skin and all, until creamy.
  7. Add Buttermilk
  8. Add Mayonnaise
  9. Add Granulated Garlic Powder
  10. Add Salt and Pepper to taste
  11. Stir well, adding more liquid as needed to make creamy mashed potatoes.
  12. Taste test and add more salt, pepper, potato water or mayo as needed.
  13. Enjoy!

Keywords: Red Skin Mashed Potatoes Recipe, made from scratch, new potatoes, Duke's Mayonnaise, southern recipes