Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes


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Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes


Listen, I don’t really know where to start with this recipe for mashed potatoes. First of all, they aren’t really mashed potatoes, more like smashed because they’ve got a little texture left to them. And, I know this is crazy, but I swear that dicing the potatoes seriously changes the whole dish. Even though you smash them up they retain a bit of texture which is completely delicious. Don’t worry if you don’t have her awesome chopper, a quick dice will be fine. But remember, it’s a dice, not a chop (smaller squares).


Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes


One of my very best friends is actually the genius behind this recipe. Aubrey is a mama to two sweet little kiddos. Her little girl and mine are the dearest of friends and it has been so much fun watching them grow up together. They seriously get so excited to hang out and I love watching their little imaginations go wild together. Aubrey has recently decided to move and while I fully plan on chaining them to their house so they can’t, I also totally understand that it’s time for a bigger home. Which is why I’m so grateful that they are building a mansion and giving us the entire lower half. Well, that’s not true, but I wish it was. It just wont be the same without her around. And what will my little C do without her best friend too? 🙁 Gah, we are going to miss this sweet little family, but they better believe that we refuse to lost touch with them. Not just friends, they are our family.


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Other than basketball, grammar, and how to survive crazy people/coaches, this good friend of mine has taught me how to make delicious mashed potatoes. Aubrey has totally perfected the “smashed potato”, and my life has never been the same. Seriously. I’m not the best mashed potato maker, but our whole family is OBSESSED with this recipe. In fact, I generally shoot for a gratin, crash potatoes, or roasted, but once we had this recipe, which I can actually make perfectly every time (who cares if I had them twice this week?!) I knew that I was in love. They seriously remind me of some bomb diggity steakhouse, and I lurve how creamy they are.


Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes


When you get mashed potatoes at a steakhouse do you keep them plain or go for the loaded cheese and bacon version?

Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes

Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes


  • 5 Small to medium Russet Potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • Garlic salt with dried parsley
  • Pepper


  1. Leaving the skins on the potatoes, use a potato chopper to create a fine dice, or chop by hand.
  2. Heat a large pot of water over medium high heat and add the potatoes.
  3. Bring to a soft boil and cook until tender.
  4. Drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl.
  5. Immediately add the butter and allow it to start to melt down.
  6. Start smashing the potatoes just until the butter is incorporated.
  7. Add the cream cheese and smash until well incorporated and it reaches the texture you desire.
  8. Season to taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 recipe, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 1431 Calories
  • Total Fat: 62.7g
  • Cholesterol: 185.8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 197.1g
  • Fiber: 13.8g
  • Sugar: 10.3g
  • Protein: 29.8g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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21 comments on “Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes”

  1. I read the meatloaf recipe and saw this one. The simplicity of this recipe appeals to someone like myself who doesn’t cook much. Do you think I could freeze the leftovers?

  2. Just found this recipe, made the smashed potatoes last week and simply the best (s)mashed potatoes we ever had…and so easy.

  3. I truly enjoyed your blog post & the smashed potato recipe! Peace & Blessings!

  4. yum! we love mashed potatoes, but Im always looking for different ways to make them..Im definitely going to have to give these a try!

  5. Comfort food at it’s best! I like that potato dicer, I have to find one like that.

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  7. I know how hard it is to be away from friends, but good ones will be friends forever. These potatoes sound fantastic, and I’m intrigued to try the dicing method.

  8. it sucks when friends move away! you guys look so cute together! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  9. Yeah, these look totally fantastic! I am pretty much a loaded taters kind of gal. But I could probably eat half this recipe in one sitting. YUM!

  10. I love these…I mean love!!!

  11. Mashed or smashed – whatever it is, I’m obsessed with this recipe. This is so fabulous!

  12. We love mashed potatoes around here and these look PERFECT!

  13. These look FABULOUS! I love texture to my mashed potatoes. Definitely making these…after I borrow your potato dicer.

  14. These potatoes look so so soooo delicious! Omigoodness!

  15. This is some serious comfort food! I want to dive right in!

  16. I love mashed potatoes! When I was pregnant with my oldest that was about all I would eat for the first 3 months.