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Smashed Potatoes

  • prep: 35 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • servings: 8




  • 3 pounds new red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • Salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives or scallion greens, plus more for garnish


  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until fork-tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain, and return to pot.

  2. Step 2

    Add butter, milk, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to the potatoes. Using a potato masher or fork, mash potatoes until chunky. Mix in chives. Serve garnished with more chopped chives.

Everyday Food, March/April 2003

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Reviews (3)

  • 12 Apr, 2013

    Mashed potatoes are so much tastier with their skin on and a little bit chunky. Instead of feeling like I'm eating some kind of ultra-creamy synthesized baby food, I get to feel like I'm eating potatoes. This is nice.

  • 12 Apr, 2013

    great recipe

  • 12 Apr, 2013

    Great recipe