Garlic-Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Garlic-Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Add garlic flavor to cheesy smashed potatoes that are made in slow cooker – perfect for a side dish.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

4:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

8
medium unpeeled russet potatoes, cut into 3/4- to 1-inch pieces (8 cups)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup water
1/2
cup half-and-half
3/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  1. Place potatoes in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in garlic, butter, salt, pepper and water.
  2. Cover and cook on high heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Do not drain potatoes. Mash potatoes slightly with potato masher. Add half-and-half and cheese; continue mashing until desired consistency and some lumps remain. Stir in basil just before serving. Potatoes will hold on low heat setting up to 2 hours.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
You've read it right-these potatoes are smashed, not mashed-which means that there should be some lumps left. Both the lumps and potato skins add robust texture, which you don't get with regular mashed potatoes. If you don't have a potato masher on hand, using a large fork will do the trick.
Ingredient Substitution
If you want to trim a few calories during the holidays, use fat-free half-and-half in this recipe instead of regular half-and-half. No one will guess because the potatoes will still be rich and tasty.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 165
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.