Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes Recipe
Photo: Anna Williams
What's the difference between smashed and mashed? Less time, less effort.


6 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 55 mg
Calories 182
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 27 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Fat 7 g
Fiber 3 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 4 mg
Satfat 4 g
Sodium 25 mg


2 pounds red-skin potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 cup warm milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter


In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are cooked, about 10 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot.

Add the milk and butter and mash with a potato masher or fork. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover to keep warm until serving.

Jean Galton,

Real Simple

April 2001