Cheesy Garlic and Chive Smashed Potatoes

Add garlic flavor to cheesy smashed potatoes and have it ready in 45 minutes – perfect for a side dish.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 8

Ingredients

4
medium russet or Idaho baking potatoes (about 1 1/2 lb.), unpeeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
2
garlic cloves, quartered
1/2
cup warm buttermilk or milk
1 1/3
oz. (1/3 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives or 1 teaspoon freeze-dried chopped chives
1/4
teaspoon salt
  • 1 Place potatoes and garlic in large saucepan; add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with fork. Drain well.
  • 2 Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan; shake saucepan gently over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
  • 3 Mash potatoes and garlic with back of spoon or potato masher, leaving some potato pieces in chunks. Add all remaining ingredients; mix gently.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    120mg
    120%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    16g
    16%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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