The secret to incredibly flavorful smashed potatoes is what you add into it while they cook! These garlic chive smashed potatoes are my top secret side dish recipe!
Are you sitting here thinking…yeah? It’s a bowl of potatoes. Nothing fancy.
You’re wrong. These smashed potatoes are my top secret side dish that I decided to spill the beans on. Because it’s Christmas! And you deserve to have amazing potatoes to go along with your prime rib. 🙂
Every time someone tries these, they ask how my potatoes are so flavorful. There’s a secret to them…
They aren’t just potatoes…
I throw other things in the water as they’re cooking so they can absorb the flavor, and it’s worth the extra step. 🙂
Can you tell what it is?? 🙂
Onions and garlic.
I throw them into the water to flavor it while the potatoes cook. It also softens them and tones down the flavor so when they’re smashed together with the potatoes, they don’t over power them.
You can definitely do this with mashed potatoes too. I just prefer leaving the skin on potatoes and smashing. It saves me time, plus I enjoy the texture but it’s all personal preference…
And then of course you need to add in the things that make potatoes so creamy and delicious…
Butter, cream, sour cream…
Hello stretchy pants 😉
It’s the holidays…We’ll talk low cal in January. 😀
Here’s how to make them…Print
Final thought: Don’t skimp on the side dishes. You spend so much money and time making your main course as amazing as it can be… Give some equal love to the sides, and these garlic chive smashed potatoes are the perfect side to go with anything you chose!
I hope you love my secret to these flavorful smashed potatoes!
Talk to you soon friends, take care!
Happy holidays and enjoy 🙂