Easy Parmesan Garlic "Smashed" Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I developed this recipe after eating a Claim Jumper TV dinner and LOVING their version. This is a versatile side that will go with just about any entree. Good on its own or with your favorite gravy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut potatoes into 1 inch chunks and putin lightly salted water with the smashed garlic.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Simmer until knife slides into and out of the potatoes easily, drain.
  4. Return to the pan and put over low heat until they"dry out," meaning there is not moisture left in the pan or dripping off the potatoes.
  5. Add the butter and milk and smash lightly with your potato musher, or use your electric mixer sparingly, the object is to have smashed, not mashed potatoes.
  6. Stir in the parmesan cheese and the herbs, serve warm.
Most Helpful

The directions were easy to follow and the assembly was simple. This was a very tasty and delicious side dish. I did add about 1/4 c sour cream and some salt, but this was not necessary, just a personal preference. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us CookbookCarrie.

Junebug May 03, 2003

This is a GREAT recipe, very flavorful. I served this with steak and a simple salad. This is a keeper

Annette1 November 05, 2004

super fast, super easy...I boiled the potatoes whole (gramma would kill me if I did't) and I added in some roasted garlic cloves into the "smash"- I like it extra garlic-y. Yum yum. thanks.

LauraBelle July 01, 2004