Got Leftover Buttermilk? Recipe Ideas and Inspiration

Got Leftover Buttermilk? Recipe Ideas and Inspiration

Megan Gordon
Oct 3, 2011

In this season of fall baking, we find ourselves frequently staring down a carton of buttermilk after using a mere 1/2 cup or 1 cup for a recipe. Oftentimes intentions are good: we'll whip up a buttermilk-based salad dressing or a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes. But it doesn't always happen, and there's nothing worse than wasting an entire carton of anything. So we went searching for a little inspiration.

Last year on The Kitchn we talked about freezing buttermilk if you know you're simply not going to get to it and there's a chance you may end up tossing it. You can always make a good salad dressing that will keep for sometime or a batch of biscuits for breakfast. But if you're looking for a few interesting recipes that use buttermilk in innovative ways, you've come to the right place. From milkshakes to tarts, here are a few we're excited about. Never will a carton of buttermilk be left virtually full again.

Try a New Recipe:
Lillet Buttermilk Shakes - 101 Cookbooks
Pioneer Woman's Buttermilk Fried Chicken - Steamy Kitchen
Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie - Smitten Kitchen
Carrot Buttermilk Tart - Serious Eats
Buttermilk Pudding with Spiced Mango Sauce - Vanilla Garlic
Maple Buttermilk Pudding Cake - Food and Wine

Related: What Can I Do With a Carton of Buttermilk?

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