Garlic “Smashed” Potatoes


These potatoes are a favourite in our household.  Garlic, cheese, dill, sour cream, yum!  The biggest plus is that with these mashed/smashed potatoes, you don’t even have to peel them!

Garlic “Smashed” Potatoes are great to make ahead, freeze and reheat when it’s time for the big meal! I make these ahead of time for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year!



When I got started making these, I forgot to take an “ingredients” picture so we are starting with the potatoes in the pot lol.

I washed and diced the potatoes and put them in a large pot with the chicken broth, minced garlic and chopped fresh dill.


I boiled them until fork tender and drain.


I put the grated cheese (I used a combination of gouda and extra old cheeses) in the pot on top of the potatoes after I mashed a little bit at the top to make a well for the cheese.


Put the lid back on for a few minutes to let the cheese melt.


Start mashing the potatoes, then add the sour cream.


 Mash until smooth, adding more sour cream if necessary. 

I put mine in a greased baking pan, then covered it with aluminum foil and plastic wrap to freeze. 

When I’m ready to use it, I thaw it and reheat it covered at 325 degrees until heated through. 


Garlic “Smashed” Potatoes 

Preparation time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 – 8 Reheat time: 30 – 45 minutes 


  • 5 lbs. Potatoes
  • 2 cups Chicken broth 
  • 2 tbsp. Minced garlic 
  • 2 tbsp. Chopped fresh dill
  • 2 cups Grated cheese 
  • 1 cup + Sour cream 


  1. Wash and dice potatoes into a large pot.
  2. Add garlic, chopped dill and broth. Add enough water to cover potatoes. 
  3. Boil until fork tender, then drain. 
  4. Mash a bit at the top of the pot of potato to make a “well.”
  5. Toss grated cheese on top of potato and place lid back on for a few minutes to let the cheese start to melt. 
  6. Mash cheese into potatoes until melted and there are no big lumps. 
  7. Add sour cream and continue mashing until desired consistency, adding more sour cream if necessary. 
  8. Serve immediately or follow freezing/reheating directions above.

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