Buttered Rosemary Smashed Potatoes with Burrata.

It’s been quite a buttery week.

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You won’t hear me complaining though. Buttered rosemary smashed potatoes? My recipe heart is exploding.

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Okay. I just have to say it. But I MEAN it. I really do!

This is my new favorite side dish.

Don’t roll your eyes.

Seriously, stop rolling your eyes.

It IS. And I’m in love with it because while, sure, it can make an appearance on your Thanksgiving table, the truth is that this is perfect all year round. Even in the summer!

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One of the first recipes I ever made after I started blogging (like, just for dinner) was the pioneer woman’s smashed potatoes. I was completely amazed by them because growing up, you know that potatoes were my favorite food – and I had never tried potatoes that way!

Majorly deprived, I know.

I’ve made a few versions of them over the years but this is by far my favorite. Smaller, red, purple and golden potatoes drenched in rosemary butter and topped with the meltiest, creamiest of all the cheeses in the universe: burrata.

I DIE.

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For real. I am 103% convinced that this dish is one of the most delicious dishes on the planet. And it is so freaking simple. It is embarrassingly easy.

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Let’s break it down:

Par boil your potatoes.

Do one mash with a potato masher, just to smash them.

Cover them with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Roast them until crispy!

Smother them in fresh rosemary melted butter.

Top them with burrata cheese.

Die and go to heaven.

Rise again because you can’t let this be your last potato.

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See? Piece of cake.

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Buttered Rosemary Smashed Potatoes with Burrata.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds medium-sized potatoes (red/purple/golden variety)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 large (or 2 small) balls of burrata cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill it with cold water. Bring the water to a boil. Simmer the potatoes until they are just barely fork tender. Strain the potatoes and let them cool slightly.

Brush a baking sheet with 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. Place the potatoes on the sheet. Use a fork or potato mashed to smash them once, keeping them in one piece. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the potatoes. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper and garlic. Place the sheet in the oven and roast the potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden and crispy.

While the potatoes are roasting, melt the butter. Stir the rosemary into the butter.

When the potatoes are finished, drizzle each of them with the rosemary butter. Top each with a piece of the burrata cheese.

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