TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut into small wedges
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 150 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain and place in a large bowl. Coarsely mash the potatoes; stir in the parsley, oil, salt and pepper. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Smashed Red Potatoes in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p275

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jwooten User ID: 5624845 63611
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Did not enjoy. The oil and parsley do not work too well, maybe chives would be better, had to add some sour cream and cheese for some flavor and to get rid of the somewhat bitter taste."

foodeater User ID: 4333490 148915
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"this is one of the best potatoe recipes i have found. they are extremely easy and quick to make and have good flavor. i would not necessarily recommend this recipe to someone who does not care for somewhat bland flavors vs bold flavors. my dad smoked for yrs and his taste buds are gone and he said they were dry and needed more flavor; however, my boyfriend and i love them and i make them almost once a week. they are one of my bf favorite side dishes and mine as well."

Candi920 User ID: 4930338 55558
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"This recipe is super tasty and is a nice alternative to regular mashed potatoes."

keri harvey User ID: 3013608 108283
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2008

"change chives for parsley"

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