Who doesn’t love potatoes? And if there’s ever a time when you deserve to indulge in some spud-eating, it’s in the midst of winter, especially a winter as harsh as this one! It’s bitter cold outside, so it makes sense to crave a warm, filling dish. Not to mention that it’s almost Saint Patrick’s Day, so it’s only fitting to give a nod to the Irish with a big bowl of warm smashed potatoes!
The problem with potatoes is that they are relatively low in nutrients and often prepared using unhealthy, rich ingredients, which makes for an overindulgent dish. Delicious, yes, but probably not the healthiest meal choice. Luckily, smashed potatoes are easy to lighten up by adding a variety of hearty root vegetables and cutting back on the added dairy. I found this classic, restaurant-style recipe for smashed potatoes from celebrity chef Ree Drummond, and made a few adjustments to turn it into a healthy version that’s worthy of a real St. Patrick’s Day feast!
Lightened Up Smashed Potatoes
(Adapted from Ree Drummond)