pan of herb smashed potatoes

Easy Smashed Red Potatoes

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american


These Easy Smashed RedPotatoes are perfect for your Thanksgiving and Holiday Table. They are Vegetarian and Gluten Free, too!



  • 2 pounds 1 to 2” diameter red potatoes, scrubbed and large ones quartered
  • 2 scallions, sliced lengthwise and finely chopped (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • ¼ cup finely chopped herbs, such as parsley, dill and sage
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper


  1. Bring several inches of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer attachment. Steam potatoes until all are very tender when tested with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Check the pot toward the end of steaming and add water if necessary to prevent the saucepan from boiling dry.
  2. Meanwhile, mix scallions, yogurt, herbs, butter, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Mix cooked potatoes into yogurt mixture breaking up the potatoes with a fork until they crumble apart and lightly clump together.


Any small thin-skinned potato will work in this recipe, including gold or purple.


  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup each
  • Calories: 158
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 363 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g

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