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Need some ideas for side dishes this Easter, maybe some Easter side dishes? Sometimes it’s easier to find a  main dish, but then you are stuck on what to serve for sides. I love vegetable side dishes that aren’t over the top. Sometimes just a simple roasted veggie is so perfect. It’s easy to slice carrots up, throw them in the oven and then serve them. There isn’t an exact recipe here, but I don’t think you really need one. It’s too simple to mess up.

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Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6


Recipe by Ina Garten

  • 3 pounds red potatoes unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/4 pound butter 1 stick unsalted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan freshly grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground


  • Place the potatoes and 1 tablespoon of salt in a 4-quart saucepan with cold water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer covered for 25 to 35 minutes, until the potatoes are completely tender.
  • Drain.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the half-and-half and butter.
  • Transfer the potatoes to an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix them for a few seconds on low speed to break them up.
  • Slowly add the hot cream and butter to the potatoes, mixing on the lowest speed (the last quarter of cream and butter should be folded in by hand).
  • Fold in the sour cream, Parmesan, the remaining salt, and pepper; season, to taste, and serve immediately.
  • If the potatoes are too thick, add more hot cream and butter
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 1512mg66%
Potassium 1145mg33%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 887IU18%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This picture doesn’t do these justice, but sometimes I’m ready to eat and not worry about the picture. This is another simple side, but there is a little more added to it. I think the flavor is great, but it’s definitely not as healthy. Enjoy!

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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