Smashed potatoes

How about some smashed potatoes? This is the perfect comfort food that it is super easy, and suitable for those on a gluten free diet.

spinach-smashed- potatoes

While this is my first time making smashed potatoes for sure it will not be my last. I actually used fresh spinach but I really wanted to use kale, I just didn’t have it on hand but next time I will use kale for sure.

I am trying to make some easy appetizer recipes since football season is just upon us. My husband used to play college football so needless to say he is really into it. He is obsessed with fantasy football as well, what guy isn’t right? especially if you like football. I have no idea about it all, too many rules for me!

For my smashed potatoes I used different types of cheese. Any type will do so go ahead and use your favorite. Next time I will do a mixture of goat cheese and mozzarella, I love them both, I actually love any type of cheese really! I am a cheese lover all the way!

On another note, some of you know that my house flooded last week. I am trying to keep my posts current. It has been tough but I will do my best. I love sharing new healthy recipes so I hope you keep coming for more.

This smashed potato recipe was a success. A much fun way to have potatoes for sure so I hope you like it.


smashed potatoes

These are the smashed potatoes right before placing them under the broiler. I did for just 3 minutes. Make sure you watch them closely as they can burn easily.

smashed potatoes


smashed potatoes

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 5 lbs organic yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 cups fresh spinach or kale
  • 1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan salt


Preheat your oven to 425F. With fresh running water, wash the potatoes to remove any sand they may have. Dry the potatoes with a clean towel.

Place the potatoes on a large baking tray and prickle with a fork. Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes and bake for 30-40 minutes, depending how large your potatoes are, or until tender. Remove the potatoes from the oven and turn on your broiler.

Mash each potato with the back off a spatula and sprinkle some mozzarella cheese, spinach, parmesan cheese followed by some salt and crushed pepper flakes to each potato. Place the potatoes under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, depending on your broiler, or until the cheese melts and bubbles. Serve immediately.

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  1. Buenísimo Myriam, pero buenísimo de verdad! tengo que probar esta receta, me gusta la combinación de ingredientes y debe estar de vicio.
    Por cierto, la próxima primavera nos vamos a nueva york, me recomiendas algo que no debo perderme? tiendas, restaurantes… lo que creas, dime!

  2. Rosanna,

    estan de muerte, te los recomiendo. Muy faciles de hacer y buenisimo.

    Puff, referente a lo de NYC, ahi tantas cosas de por ver, hacer y comer q es dificil pero vamos lo tipico, central park, times square, china town (canal street es el metro), los museos, downtown donde las torres gemelas. Si quereis comprar cosas de marca baratas como ropa y tal en china town y un centro comercial q esta al lado de las torres gemelas q se llama Century 21. Tb si no vais a ver la estatua o si vais a verla da igual :-) coger el ferry q va a Staten Island q sale desde downtown Manhattan q es gratis y os dais un paseo en el barco pues a la entrada a Manhattan otra vez es bonito y os podeis sacar fotos guapas :-0

    Restaurantes….pues en el village area ahi mogollon. Tb Chelsea market q es donde tienen el canal de television de comida de aqui en Estados unidos y tienen restaurantes, tiendas de instrumentos de cocina y una panaderia muy famosa. Esta muy bien

    Bueno pues nada espero q te ayude un poco :-)


  3. Vegetables aren’t my thing but those do look interesting. :)

    I’m here for the peanut butter pie mention. Is it a healthy version?! Peanut butter pie is one of my favorite things ever. This morning I made a speculoos version of peanut butter pie but it’s super bad for you. I look forward to your version!

  4. Texanerian,

    not really that healthy. The crust has oatmeal, peanuts, cookies, butter and soy milk. The problem is the top consistency with the peanut butter, condense milk and cheese. It seems not to want to stay together much :-)

    I am thinking of the next trial which will be the last one. The pie is really yummy but the consistency is not there….

  5. Muchísimas gracias Myriam!!!!!! Me refería a tiendas concretas donde comprar menaje o ingredientes, tiendas de estas que uno no se puede perder cuando está en una ciudad.
    Muchas gracias por tus recomendaciones, las tendré en cuenta!

  6. Spinach and potato pakoras looks so crispy and perfect. You have a nice space here :)

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  8. I made these, loved them and shared them with others who loved them too. I also added fennugreek to the last batch for a unique Indian twist. Thank you for this delicious healthy recipe. YUMMO!

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