Country Style Smashed Garlic Potatoes
Do you get your kids into the kitchen? Our daughter has been a Little Chef from a young age. At The Little Potato Company they believe that potatoes can help feed the world and a great place to start is getting youths into the kitchen. Today we made these very easy Country Style Smashed Garlic Potatoes. With a little guidance any young chef can easily make this dish and have fun with it too!
Creamer potatoes are an excellent way to get your kids to eat more vegetables also! They are a fantastic source of potassium, Vitamin C, antioxidants, dietary fibre, and other vitamins and minerals, including iron. Best of all they taste fabulous and your kids won’t put there noses up to eating them again and again. They will ask for more!!
Working with The Little Potato Company’s Creamer potatoes are super easy. They come pre-washed and ready to use, no peeling required, even for mashed potatoes. This dish with the mashed potatoes and roasted garlic had an almost sweet corn-like flavoring to them, just amazing!!
These Country Style Smashed Garlic Potatoes are rich with cream and butter and any little chef would be proud to serve these. Roasting garlic is simple to do and adds a wonderful taste to smashed potatoes like these ones!!
Like I said I have had my daughter in the kitchen cooking with me for years. It is a great way to get kids to eat things that they think they don’t like. If they prepare dishes themselves they are way more apt to try something new. Here are some tips to help you get your kids into the kitchen in a fun and safe way.
How to make cooking with kids fun and safe:
- Be safe. Teach kids how to use sharp tools safely, the dangers of hot stoves and ovens and always watch them.
- Be clean. Teach your kids why, how and when to wash their hands and kitchen surfaces thoroughly to ensure a truly healthy experience.
- Keep it simple. Choose recipes that are appropriate for kids. To find Little Chef Approved recipes for our Creamers, visit Recipe Central and search for Little Chef Approved recipes.
- Don’t rush. Allow a little more time than you would normally.
- Be creative: Allow kids to pick a new vegetable. Try cutting them into interesting shapes or use colorful foods like our Something Blue Creamers.
- Show them: then step back so they learn by doing. If they’re struggling, ask if they want help.
- Think like a kid: Create a kid-friendly kitchen so kids can work more easily. Add a sturdy stool to stand on or a drawer with utensils just for them.
Finally, in following these few tips your child will be well on their way to making wonderful dishes like these Country Style Smashed Garlic Potatoes!!
Country Style Smashed Garlic Potatoes
- One head roasted garlic
- 1.5 lb. Terrific Trio Little Potato Company potatoes
- Salt and pepper
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 1/3 -1/2 cup half and half cream
- Parsley to garnish
- In a large pot of boiling salted water add the potatoes and boil for 15 min. or until tender. Remove from heat and drain. Squeeze the garlic head to extract the roasted garlic cloves. Mash the potatoes with the roasted garlic, butter, cream, salt and pepper. Serve garnished with parsley if you like and another dab of butter.
Comments & Reviews
Marie Aitken says
I make something similar but I add a good amount of sour cream when mashing the potatoes and then sprinkle the end result with some grated cheddar cheese and put in the oven for a few minutes just to melt the cheese and brown the top. Yummy.
Tara Noland says
That sounds very delicious too, love the additions!
This is perfect for dinner! I’m always trying to find something new to eat for dinner and this would make a good complement to just about anything.
These potatoes sure do look delicious. I love making my potatoes with garlic in them.
Lena B says
You are making me so hungry right now. I love potato every way possible
Dawn McAlexander says
You just can’t beat some good ole mashed potatoes, especially with garlic. Those may be the best mashed potatoes that there are out there. I would love to try this recipe.
Melissa Mitchell says
Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! I loooooove mashed potatoes! Great tips on cooking with kids too, my girls have been wanting to help.
My kids love potatoes but they can be pretty boring. This is a great recipe to mix up a classic side.
Aimee Smith says
This looks so yummy! I love cooking with my kids, your tips are great!
Tammi Roy says
We love mashed potatoes as a side dish. I will have to give this recipe a try. It looks so delicious I am sure they will be a hit.
I can not wait to make this recipe. It will be perfect with my meatloaf tomorrow for dinner.
Ann Bacciaglia says
These mashed potatoes look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some tomorrow.
Lisa Bristol says
I wish I could try these mashed potatoes right now. You photos are making me so hungry.
Those small potatoes are amazing, we are always having them in my house, I love home made mashed potatoes too, this recipe looks awesome!
Reesa Lewandowski says
These look super delicious. I love a great mashed potato side with some of my meals. How easy is getting all the potato flavors than with having the trio bag!
I always know I can count on you for some classic, comforting deliciousness! These are the perfect side for the rest of summer’s grillin’ meals and for heartier meals as the weather cools off!
These look delicious! Potatoes are a staple of any dinner according to my husband so I’ll have to get some of these 🙂
Janeane Davis says
It is good to teach children how to cook and to use kitchen tools early so they can get better as they age. Potatoes are a great food for children to experiment with.
Once the weather gets cooler, I will be trying this yummy recipe. I love smashed potatoes so much!
Myrah Duque says
We eat mashed potatoes all the time, it is so easy to make and goes with about any dish!
Olivia Douglass says
YES! I needed something different for mashed potatoes – my husband and I’s favorite dish! We are going on vacation in a few weeks with friends and LOVE to share some new recipes with them when we make dinner 😉
Nancy @ whispered inspirations says
That looks amazing! Would pair perfectly with some grilled chicken or a nice piece of steak! Great recipe!
Alyssa Love says
Is this trio of potatoes a mix of white, red, and blue potatoes? We do not have this brand around here, so I am wondering what I should buy.
Tara Noland says
Too bad, keep your eyes open for them. They are fantastic!! Yes, that is what we used though.