smashed potatoes

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 3 pounds yukon gold potatoes small
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup cream cheese softened


  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted cold water. The potatoes will soak up that salt like pasta and it will make a big difference in flavor. Cover and bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes, and return them to the same pot, allowing them to dry. Melt the butter with the half-and-half in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Add to the potatoes along with the cream cheese and season with salt and pepper. Smash with a potato masher and set aside, keeping warm until ready to serve.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 754IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg