Thursday, January 17, 2013

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

I had these fun blue, red and white fingerling potatoes sitting on my counter daring me to use them up in a delicious dish.  I decided to just make it easy for myself and make smashed potatoes.  I turned to a pretty reliable source (Ina Garten) for some inspiration.  Her Parmesan Smashed potatoes looked perfect and delicious.  I did lighten it up by using non-fat Greek Yogurt rather full-fat sour cream and only 2% milk instead of half and half. The potatoes still came out creamy and amazing.  My family devoured them and my son said they were some of the best mashed potatoes he has ever had.  That's high praise from my mash potato expert. :)


  • 3 pounds thin skinned potatoes, unpeeled
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half (I added 2% milk)
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (I added Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Recipe Adapted from Ina Garten:


Cut potatoes into cubes and boil in salted water until fork tender. Drain and put back into pot.  Heat pot on medium heat and add all other ingredients.  Smash with potato masher until smashed to your desired consistency.  Serve hot with meal.  Enjoy.

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  1. How lovely! I just loved the texture of your really looks delicious. I am going to try this for sure!!

  2. I've never had purple potatoes but they look so fun!

  3. Agh. Ramona am I allowed to eat these AS dinner?! Because I could totally be okay with that :). These look so tasty and I bet the greek yogurt lent a really nice creaminess without being overly bad for you. Delicious post my friend :D


  4. I love the color of these mashed potatoes! Definitely different than your cliche mash. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Valley Chow

  5. looks so delicious and yummy dear..

  6. Oh, creamy and delicious!!! I'd be tempted to come halfway between your healthier recipe and the original one. My boys would love these :)

  7. Very colorful Ramona and it looks really hearty also.

  8. Parmesan and potatoes? I'm there! Yum! My two faves.

  9. I always tell myself that I need to try using purple potatoes because they look so cool and then it just doesn't happen! You have convinced me to try them because this looks so good!

  10. Oh I love fingerling potatoes! I usually roast mine, but these smashed potatoes look like a great alternative. Glad to see that you don't peel either. What a pretty bowl of potatoes!


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