Caramelized Onion Smashed Potatoes

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 

A new spin on a retro dish reminiscent of grandma's during the holidays. Caramelized sweet onions are mashed into these potatoes, along with a little garlic and cream. As an option, consider adding Gruyere cheese for its sweet, nutty flavor.


2 lb. Yukon gold potatoes
1 med. sweet onion
1 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp. butter, softened
3/4 to 1 cup cream, heated
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. kosher salt


  1. Scrub potatoes with vegetable brush under cold running water. Peel potatoes and cut into 2- to 3-in. chunks.
  2. Place potatoes in large saucepan and add cold water to cover completely. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook until tender, about 10 to 15 min.
  3. Meanwhile, cut onion into thin strips. In a large skillet over med. heat, melt 1 tbsp. butter. Add onions. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown and very soft, about 10 to 15 min.
  4. Drain potatoes well and turn into large mixing bowl. With wooden spoon, mix in caramelized onions, 4 tbsp. softened butter, 3/4 cup of the cream, garlic and salt; leave chunky.
  5. Add the additional 1/4 cup cream if necessary. Serve hot.
Source: Courtesy of Washington State Potato Commission

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