Smashed Potatoes with Peas, Parmesan, Parsley and Pepper

Yield 4 servings



  1. Place cubed potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring potatoes to a boil then reduce heat to a medium simmer and cook potatoes until tender, about 15-20 minutes depending on the variety of potato. Drain potatoes.
  2. While potatoes are cooking place frozen peas in a microwave safe dish with 2 tablespoons water. Cover and cook on high 2 minutes. Drain the water and set the peas aside.
  3. Place cooked potatoes in a large bowl and add olive oil or butter, grated Parmesan, milk or chicken broth, salt garlic powder, and pepper. Mash with a masher until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Gently fold in fresh parsley and peas. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.


  • If you have some good flavored olive oil tucked away in your pantry or refrigerator that you've forgotten about, such as Rosemary or Garlic-Mushroom, bring it out and substitute it for the olive oil or melted butter.

Recipe by Empty Nest Eats at