Smashed Potatos are Good!


We had some very interesting guests for dinner last night and we wanted to feed them something special so I decided to try Pioneer Woman Cooks’ Smashed Potato recipe she shared this week. To go with the potatos we had a marinated flank steak and a Fiesta Salad. Here’s my attempt with the smashed potatoes.


First boil red potatos in salted water till you can pierce them with a fork. Then put them on a olive oiled sheet pan and smash them with a potato masher. Mine look different from Pioneer woman’s because she had the older fashioned potato masher.


After smashing them brush them with olive oil and salt them with Kosher salt liberally. Sprinkle pepper on them and a finely minced herb of your choice. Pioneer Woman and I used rosemary. Then stick them in a 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

They were delicious and even the little rabbit really enjoyed them. He mostly went for the rosemary.


Then because these were very special guests we served a fresh strawberry pie for dessert. Yum…

It was fun to change identities during the evening. Even the beloved stuffed dog got a new face.

My guests were my niece Michelle (the Lion), her husband Ryan (the Bear) and my great nephew Jack (the Rabbit).

Do try these potatos, you won’t be disappointed. You can boil the potatos ahead of time then get them ready to pop in the oven 20 or so minutes out from serving time. Oh and because we are big fans of garlic I’ll add garlic next time.

Have a wonderful day!

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Smashed Potatos are Good!

  1. I won’t even start with the dessert!! ::drooling::

    But, I gotta tell you….I’m gonna try the ‘smashed potatoes’!!!!! I even like the title of the recipe! Smashed potatoes…*as I begin my rendition of the new song —Ev’rybody’s doing a brand new dance now….”SMASHED Potatoes”…—*

    Thanks for sharing this. Truly. I’m gonna try that real soon.

  2. Good morning, Ellen!

    Sounds delicious! You have such a great track record in recommending great recipes… I am definitely going to try it very soon! Yes, I think garlic would be an excellent addition! 🙂

    I am sure your guests enjoyed your hospitality tremendously!

    Have a great morning!

  3. Wild animals for dinner guests is always a treat!!
    The potatoes look very good….I’ll give it a try! I like the idea of having them ready ahead of time and then heat in the oven. The Strawberry pie is sooo delicious to the eye!!
    I’m off to art class…Claire goes to my friends house and all is well! Enjoy your day!!

  4. I will absolutely try these potatoes. .you seem to be a fantastic cook. . .. the potatoes and pictures are mouthwatering. Cute pictures of the guests too. I think I should have some masks ready for those guests who refuse to be photographed for blog land. . .snicker.

  5. I think my husband would love to make those potatoes…especially with garlic!! He puts garlic in regular mashed potatoes. (he’s my cook :+)
    Who made those darling maskes that those precious guests wore?

    Hi M.Lou!, I picked up the masks at the Santa Barbara Art Museum in a special children’s illustrator exhibit with Jack in mind…

  6. Yummy. I’ll have to try them when I get home. It is my turn to go to Texas this weekend. I’ve been in the Ft Worth side of the metroplex the weekend & will post some pictures later.

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