Jersey crushed potatoes

This delicious side dish adds a bit of extra flavour to your potatoes and is a favourite in our household. Super easy to make and can be varied. My youngest loves it with crispy fried bacon stirred through and my eldest likes a sprinkle of grated cheese on top. To speed up the cooking time I often boil the potatoes the night before so when I get home from work I have a therapeutic smashing session before roasting!


  • 800g jersey royal potatoes
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan of salted water for 12-15 mins until tender.
  2. Drain , return to the pan and use a masher to smash them up, but don’t fully mash them.
  3. Stir in the pepper and paprika.
  4. Heat the oil in a roasting tin in the oven. Once hot, add the potatoes and toss them in the oil to coat.
  5. Return the tin to the oven and roast for 20 mins.
  6. Remove from the oven and stir in the spring onions.
  7. Return to the oven for 5 mins before serving.

Published by Alison

Mum of the Braithwaite “difficult to feed” Family!

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