Thursday, June 9, 2011

Recipe: Onion Smashed Potatoes

Serves: 4

  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes 
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts thinly sliced
  • French fried onions 
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Quarter the red potatoes, place in a stock pot and cover with water.  
  2. Bring pot to a boil and cook until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, 15 - 20 minutes.
  3. Drain potatoes and return to the pot. 
  4. Add the butter and smash the potatoes until butter is melted. 
  5. Add the buttermilk slowly while continuing to mash to desired consistency. 
  6. Stir in the sliced green onions.  Salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Serve with french fried onions as an optional* topping.
* But really, who is going to pass up french fried onions?!


  1. But really! lol Sounds (and looks) Yummy!

  2. It's almost 8:00. I feel it's too late to make these tonight, especially because I just had pasta...and the rest of Owen's. I also might have eaten some out of the pan I cooked it in. Tomorrow night...we are having this.

  3. They are similar to the recipe you posted but I used what we had on hand and voila! I am getting better about experimenting and seeing what happens.