Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

I’m always looking for quick and easy side dishes to go along with our weeknight dinners. I like dishes that don’t take a lot of prep work, especially when I am preparing a more complicated main dish. This is one of the reasons I adore these smashed potatoes. No potato peeling required! Simply boil them until they’re soft, then mash with some milk, butter and cheese. The skins add some texture to the potatoes, and boosts the fiber content of the dish. These potatoes make a great, hearty side dish for a weeknight meal.

Cheesy Smashed Potatoes
Yields: 2-3 servings

6 to 8 red potatoes, quartered
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk or half and half
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Clean potatoes, then cut in quarters. Boil the potatoes until they can be easily pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain, then return to the pan.

Add the sour cream, milk, butter, cheddar cheese, parsley and salt and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until you have your desired consistency. Use a spatula to incorporate all the ingredients. If your potatoes are too thick, you can gradually add milk to thin them out.

Source: Stick a Fork in it original recipe.

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6 Responses to Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

  1. Michelle says:

    These look delicious! I like the new name too 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    Oh, how delicious!!! This may make it on my menu this weekend. The gang loves smashed potatoes…and cheese only makes them better 🙂

  3. katie says:

    I hate peeling potatoes, these look great!

  4. You can’t beat potatoes smothered in cheese!

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