Simple Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes are a rustic version of mashed potatoes made by boiling red bliss potatoes with their skin on, draining, and then mashing until they are softened but still chunky.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3 lbs. new red bliss potatoes, quartered
  • 1⁄3 cup whole milk
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pan, lower heat, and simmer potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender when pierced with fork. Drain.
  • Return saucepan with drained potatoes to heat and shake for 1 minute over medium-high heat. Off heat, add milk and stir until combined. Off heat, using a potato masher, roughly mash potatoes, leaving thick chunks. Fold in butter, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately.