Lunch & Dinner · Sides

“Instant” Smashed Red Skin Potatoes

Today I have a guest blogger – my sister Jackie!  These are her creation – an easy way to make smashed potatoes without all that messy boiling water nonsense!  Great as a side, or even an easy lunch option.  This recipe serves 3-4 people, or you could halve it if you wanted.


  • 4 red skin potatoes (medium size)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter or butter substitute like Brummel & Brown
  • 2 tsp Ranch dressing seasoning


Using a butter knife, cut a few slits in each potato and placed on a microwave safe plate.

Microwave the potatoes according to your microwave directions (I have a baked potato button and I push it about 1&1/2 times, it ends up being about 10-12 minutes for 4 potatoes. Or about 2-3 minutes per potato).

After the potatoes are cooked through place them in a large bowl. Use a potato masher to smashed them up a little bit.



Next add about 2 tbsp butter and 1/4 cup milk. Smash them together a bit more adding more milk if they seem too dry. 

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Add 2 tsp ranch seasoning. Mix together. Add more ranch seasoning, if you prefer, a little at a time until desired taste. Serve and enjoy!   20141212_175605 20141212_175838

Nutritional facts: 144 calories, 2.7 grams fat, 188 grams sodium, 27.8 carbs, 2 grams fiber, 3.5 grams protein (based on recipe as 4 servings).

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