Keeper Project: Easy Smashed Potatoes

I had a HUGE mashed potatoes failure about ten years ago - so bad that we had no mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving one year, so when mashed potatoes were assigned this year, I got a little panicky.

Luckily, for my family, this less ambitious recipe got thumbs up, especially from boy 3.

  • 3 pounds medium red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 tsp. course sea salt, plus more for salting the water
  • 3/4 - 1 cup heavy cream (just check texture)
  • 4 T. butter
  • black pepper
  • 4-6 stalks green onion, including whites, finely chopped
  1. Put the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water seasoned with salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until potatoes are very tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan until hot, not scalding.
  3. Drain potatoes and with a potato masher, rough smash the potatoes while adding the hot liquid. 
  4. Stir in half the green onions, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. The rest of the green onions can go on top before serving.


  1. Glad to see that you are still contributing to your blog pages. Keep up the good work.


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