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Garlic-Herb Smashed Spuds

This is my most requested side dish whenever we’re serving steak; it pairs beautifully with other meats, too. The garlic flavor is subtle and the texture is firm. If you like your potatoes a bit creamier, add a splash or two of milk. —Heather Burris, Kingsland, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 5 pounds small red potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package (6-1/2 ounces) garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding milk, spreadable cheese, butter, cheeses, sour cream, chives and salt.

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