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Smashed Red Potatoes

Olive oil and parsley are a nice change from milk and butter in this dish.
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Drain and place in a large bowl. Coarsely mash the potatoes; stir in the parsley, oil, salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 150 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Fluffy11
    Jun 19, 2013

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    Feb 23, 2013

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  • jwooten
    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
    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
    May 19, 2010

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

  • keri harvey
    Sep 16, 2008

    change chives for parsley