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smashed potatoes with roasted garlic cashew butter

If you've been serving regular 'ol mashed potatoes every holiday for the past decade I think it’s time you kicked things up a notch with smashed potatoes! They pair perfectly with fresh thyme and a dollop of this creamy roasted garlic cashew butter. This year wow your guests with something tasty and new!

Course Side Dish
Keyword cashew butter, cashews, potatoes, roasted garlic
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 1 hour 24 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Lauren Toyota


roasted garlic cashew butter ingredients:

  • 3/4 C raw whole cashews soaked 20 minutes in hot water
  • 1 garlic bulb roasted with 1 tsp olive oil + pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

smashed potatoes

  • 6-7 C fingerling potatoes OR you can also use white or red baby potatoes
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme  + extra sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper


  1. To roast the garlic bulb, pre-heat oven to 425°F. Trim about a 1/4“ off the top of the bulb to expose the cloves. Drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Bake for 30-35 minutes until roasted, golden brown, and soft on the inside.
  2. Rinse and drain the soaked cashews. Add to a high-powered blender with the roasted cloves of garlic, water, coconut oil, and sea salt. Blend until very smooth and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to firm up a little bit more like a whipped butter.
  3. Toss whole potatoes in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, fresh thyme, sea salt, and ground pepper. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 450°F for 20 minutes.
  4. Smash the whole potatoes with a fork or potato masher to break open the skin. Drizzle with another 2 teaspoons of olive oil and place whole thyme sprigs on top so they can crisp up as well. Bake again for another 10-12 minutes until crispy.
  5. Serve immediately with a dollop roasted garlic cashew butter on each potato.