Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cooking Thursday

Today's recipe is smashed potatoes. I like to make these when I'm making a nice meal, but won't have gravy. They are a nice substitute for regular mashed potatoes, and are so good! (but not real good for you) :-) This recipe makes a big bowlful.
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(you'll have to excuse the poor picture - I didn't think to take one of just the potatoes)

Smashed Potatoes

5 pounds small redskin potatoes
1 stick butter
8 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
seasoned salt and pepper to taste
bacon bits, optional

Wash and quarter the potatoes. Boil for about 30 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from stove and drain.
Return to stove, and with burner on low, break up potatoes with a potato masher. Turn heat off and add butter and cream cheese. Using potato masher, mash the butter and cream cheese into the potatoes.
Stir in the cheese, salt and pepper and bacon if desired.


Nancy said...

A girl after my own heart, Mari! I make something similar whenever I can. Delish!

Cherdecor said...

This dish is really yummy!

Karin said...

Oh, oh! These look yummy though!

Renee said...

Oh, boy - this sounds sooo good!

Hootin Anni said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm, in Texas "Smashed Potatoes" are entirely different. And a whole lot healthier. Well, sorta. We take small red potatoes, boil 'em whole then partially mash them and sprinkle seasoning [I use the no-salt seasoning] and just serve them piping hot with a wee bit of melted butter. But your recipe.....whoa. I bet they're scrumptious!!

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Shelly said...


I tried something like that but did not have the cheese put into it. I mashed redskins and had garlic in it.

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Sharon said...

Those sound so yummy. I will have to try this one also.
Have a nice day.

Marsha Young said...

Well, there is some mashing and smashing going on around our house, but it has nothing to do with potatoes. :)

Loved the recipe, though!