Garlic and Dill Smashed Potatoes

These Garlic and Dill Smashed Potatoes are my new favorite side dish. They pair perfectly with meat and gravy, or they are fun to bring to pot lucks to switch things up. They are full of flavor and so easy to make.

So, my favorite part of Thanksgiving is definitely the potatoes – I love topping my roll with them. No, it’s not very lady like, but it just tastes so good.

I love smashed potatoes because there are still bigger chunks of potatoes and the skins are still in tact. They are super simple to whip up, and you can add as little flavor or as much flavor as you’d like.

Either way, these Garlic and Dill Smashed Potatoes will be a great side dish for this Thanksgiving (or really for ANY meal).

My husband loves when we grill steaks when the weather is warm, and I make these potatoes to go with it. Could there be a more hearty meal? So yummy, quick, simple, and delicious.

It’s the perfect side dish for just about any meal.

add a little more flavor:

This dish is delicious as is, however, I like to add a little ranch seasoning mix to give it just a little extra flavor. It is so yummy with a little kick of ranch seasoning mix.

would any potato work for this recipe?

For this recipe, we used mini red potatoes, however, really any potato would work for this recipe. I have never made it using sweet potatoes because I usually use russet potatoes, and not sure the combination of sweet and dill really mix well, so that is the one potato I wouldn’t really recommend using.

I have made this recipe using russet potatoes and it was absolutely scrumptious. You can also peel the potatoes, or keep the skin on. I like the texture of the skin, so I usually keep it on.

You could also use golden yukon potatoes. My friend makes this recipe with golden yukon potatoes and they are so delicious.

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Serves: 6-8

Garlic and Dill Smashed Potatoes

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 2 1/2 pounds red potatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Cut potatoes into 1-2" pieces and place in a large saucepan filled with water.
  2. Cover the pan, bring it to a boil, and let them cook for about 20 minutes or until they are soft when pierced with a fork.
  3. Drain the potatoes and add the remaining ingredients, smashing them to your desired consistency.

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3 Responses to “Garlic and Dill Smashed Potatoes”

  1. Cheryl at Snaps of Ginger
    I maked red potatoes with dill all the time. Why has it never occurred to me to add it mashed potatoes?? Can't wait to try this. I'm pretty sure it will score me big points with my nieces too :-) ~Cheryl

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