Smashed potatoes with mushroom gravy is outstanding! Only thing we can say is to make this asap. We absolutely love mushroom gravy.

Mushroom Gravy and Smashed Potatoes on plate

Best Smashed Potatoes Recipe

It’s hard to deny the fact that we can douse almost anything with our homemade mushroom gravy recipe. With some leftover baby potatoes in the test kitchen, we decided to make some crispy amazing bites. And then pour our yummy mushroom gravy all over it. Wow, it was a total hit and it’s such a hearty satisfying meal! It doesn’t take much time to whip up a batch of these. We like to pre-boil the potatoes a few days ahead of time and store them in the fridge. That way we just need to smash them and crisp them up the day we want to eat them.

Mushroom Gravy and Smashed Potatoes on plate

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Easy Mushroom Gravy

You can do the same with the delicious mushroom gravy too and you’ll have an instant dinner when you get home. Add some roast chicken to these crispy smashed potatoes with mushroom gravy and you have an absolutely wonderful supper for the whole family. You can use this mushroom gravy on so many other dishes:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Baked potatoes
  • cooked vegetables
  • roast chicken
  • roast meats like pork loin and brisket

Best Holiday Potato Recipe

Aside from the traditional mashed potatoes and potato casseroles during holidays, these smashed potatoes are different and delicious. The crispy outside and creamy inside of the potato can easily be a family favorite.

Vegetarian Gravy Version

This recipe can easily be made to be vegetarian or plant based. Just use vegetable broth or stock. Add some extra garlic powder, onion powder or splash of soy sauce for extra umami flavor.

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Smashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy

This makes a larger batch of gravy, perfect for gatherings. If you want a smaller batch, either cut it in half or make as is and freeze the extra for future use. For quicker prep, pre-boil the potatoes and store them in the fridge. Then bring them out, smash them and crisp them up!
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For the Potatoes:

  • 1 pound (454 g) baby potatoes (preferably baby golds, fingerlings, etc...)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) oil
  • Kosher salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste

For the Mushroom Gravy

  • 3/4 cup (57 g) butter , divided
  • 16 ounces (454 g) mushrooms , sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup (42 g) flour
  • 3 cups (960 ml) broth (beef, chicken or vegetable)
  • kosher salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste


Make Gravy

  • In saucepan, melt 2 Tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat.  Add mushrooms and cook until golden and excess mushroom liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic and remaining butter (4 tablespoons). Cook for about 1 minute.
    Stir in the flour, cooking and stirring to remove lumps. Add about 1/2 cup of beef stock, whisking until incorporated.
  • Increase heat to High. Slowly pour in the remaining broth and whisk until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste (the saltiness and flavors will concentrate some when it reduces down).
    When gravy starts to boil, reduce heat to low, stirring often, simmer until thickened, about 10-20 minutes depending on your preferred thickness. Check for seasoning and salt again if needed.

Cook Potatoes

  • Boil the potatoes: Add potatoes to a large pot, fill with water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender, but not overcooked. Piece potatoes with a fork to test texture so it’s soft enough to smash. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of your potato.
  • Drain potatoes and allow them to cool to touch. Lay palm of your hand over potato and gently smash down until it’s flat.
  • Crisp the Potatoes: Heat large skillet on medium high heat and then add oil. Place smashed potatoes in single layer on the pan and cook until both sides are crispy.
    Serve mushroom gravy over the smashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 218kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 702mg, Potassium: 566mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 570IU, Vitamin C: 16.8mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1.3mg

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