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3 Cheese Smashed Potatoes


smashed potatoes recipe

My husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy and we probably have mashed potatoes with our dinner at least once a week. My sister-in-law shared this recipe with my family years ago and it is fabulous! She calls it “3 Cheese Smashed Potatoes”- I call it delicious. It is not exactly “figure-friendly”, but if you’re looking for a creamy, flavorful mashed potato recipe that is very simple to throw together- you should definitely give it a try!

3 Cheese Smashed Potatoes


  • 2lbs of red potatoes, quartered
  • 1-2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • green onions or rosemary- for garnish


  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pot of water on the stove until they are tender- about 10-20 minutes. Drain and return them to the pot.
  2. Place the pot on medium heat for about a minute to dry out the potatoes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the garlic, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Mash well.
  4. Add salt & pepper to your liking, mix again.
  5. Garnish with green onions or fresh rosemary, optional

Serve & enjoy!

easy smashed potatoes recipe

Grab a fork and dig in!

Potato lovers, here are a few more potato recipes from Somewhat Simple you are sure to love:

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Simple Potato Salad Recipe //  Italian Roasted Potatoes //   Baked Potato Soup

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in 2010

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