Garlic-Herb Smashed New Potatoes


This isn't a regular mashed potatoes recipe--it's smashed! Rather than mashing your new potatoes all the way, leave them slightly intact for this new spin on classic mashed potatoes.

Garlic-Herb Smashed Potatoes
Photo: Karla Conrad
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ pound tiny new potatoes, quartered

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • ½ of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, cubed and softened

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoon crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onion (optional)


  1. In a covered 3-quart saucepan cook potatoes and garlic in enough boiling lightly salted water to cover for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Return potatoes to saucepan.

  2. Add cream cheese, sour cream, butter, salt, and pepper to potatoes. Using a potato masher or an electric mixer, mash potatoes slightly to combine ingredients. Stir in dill, rosemary, and basil. Spoon smashed potatoes into a serving bowl. Top with bacon and green onion.

Winner Info:

Melinda Bradley
Imlay City, MI
Featuring Fresh Herbs
August 2008

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
14g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Protein 5g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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