Baked Mashed Red Potatoes With Parsley

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 19, 2015

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I made these baked mashed red potatoes the other day for dinner, and I wanted to share this easy and yummy recipe with y’all.

Being from Germany, I literally grew up on potatoes. My mom made boiled potatoes almost every day, and I love them and don’t ever get sick of them.

When we go out for lunch or dinner, I often just order a baked potato with sour cream. I just did today! My kind of heaven.

When I saw this picture from Allyson on Pinterest, I pinned it to my “cooking and baking board” because I was dying to make these potatoes.

BTW, are you following me on Pinterest? I have over 200 boards, and my following reached 50,000+ followers the other day — which is so awesome!

Allyson recreated a recipe from Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. I met her once, years ago at BlogHer, see? She’s lovely.

Ree Drummond and DagmarBleasdale

Ree called here recipe Crash Hot Potatoes, Allyson called hers Salty Herbed Smashed Red Potatoes, and since I used just black pepper, sea salt, and dry parsley, I named mine

Baked Mashed Red Potatoes With Parsley

I only used parsley because I wanted to make sure Landon would like the potatoes — if I would have overloaded them with different flavors, he might not have.

My mom often uses fresh parsley on her potatoes, and that tastes even better, but I didn’t have it handy. I’m growing some parsley — remember the upcycled DIY plant markers I made for it? — but I don’t have any to harvest yet.

baked mashed red potatoes with parsley, DagmarBleasdale.com

Baked Mashed Red Potatoes With Parsley

Ingredients

  • 10-12 red potatoes
  • kosher or sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • dried or fresh parsley
  • optional: other herbs
  • optional: sour cream!

baked mashed red potatoes with parsley, DagmarBleasdale.com

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and wash the potatoes.
  • Bring water to boil in a big pot and liberally salt the water. Add red potatoes and boil for 15 minutes or until you can insert a knife. Strain them.
  • Drizzle olive oil onto a baking sheet and spread it around. Put the potatoes on the baking sheet, leaving some space around them. Using a fork or potato masher, press down in the center to smash the potatoes.

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  • Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes, and then brush it around the potatoes.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper, and parsley over the potatoes. Place into oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until browned on the top.

I added carrots to roast with the potatoes. I could have baked them some more to get them crispier, but I seriously couldn’t wait another minute to eat them!

I’m a very impatient cook.

baked mashed red potatoes with parsley, DagmarBleasdale.com

baked mashed red potatoes with parsley, DagmarBleasdale.comI had to wait a few more minutes — I had to take pictures first, after I topped the red potatoes with sour cream. I also eat potatoes with cottage cheese, do you?

baked mashed red potatoes with parsley, DagmarBleasdale.com

baked mashed red potatoes with parsley, DagmarBleasdale.com

baked mashed red potatoes with parsley, DagmarBleasdale.comThen we finally got to dig in. They are so yummy! I’m definitely making these baked mashed red potatoes with parsley again.

What’s your favorite potato recipe? Share a link to it in the comments! And if you like this recipe, please pin it :)

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Reduceri online July 7, 2015 at 4:28 PM

Mmm..it looks very tasty!

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Rebecca June 20, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Yummy!!! I do love baked potatoes – always have. I usually just do them in the microwave, but will definitely make an effort to do them this way the next time. So simple and delicious! Thanks for posting this. :-)

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Dagmar Bleasdale June 24, 2015 at 12:43 AM

Hi Rebecca, thanks for coming by! I threw out our microwave 2+ years ago and haven’t missed it. I use a toaster oven a lot. You’ll love this recipe; it’s super easy.

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AnnMarie June 20, 2015 at 7:38 AM

This sounds so good! My son and husband love both baked and mashed potatoes. What could be better than this!? So easy too. Pinned!

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Dagmar Bleasdale June 24, 2015 at 12:44 AM

Thanks for your comment and the pin, AnnMarie!

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