Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Holiday Leftovers Smashed Potatoes

Holiday Leftovers Smashed Potatoes

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Calories 416 kcal


  • 1.5 lbs petite potatoes red, golden or purple
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 large Sage leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup cooked leftover turkey cubed
  • 6 to 8 tsp leftover gravy
  • 12 to 16 tsp leftover cranberry sauce optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place potatoes in a large pot and fill with water until potatoes are just submerged. Sprinkle with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender (but not mushy!). Drain.
  • While potatoes cool, begin your sauce.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add butter and sage leaves. Once melted, stir in garlic.
  • Cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly so nothing burns. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place potatoes onto pan, and using a flat spatula, push down on each potato until flat, roughly 1/2-inch thick.
  • Brush butter mixture onto each potato, making sure to avoid the garlic (it will burn on the potatoes in the oven.) Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper.
  • Place into oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and butter again (still avoiding garlic) and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned to your liking. Allow to cook slightly.
  • Transfer potatoes to serving tray. Top each potato with one cube of turkey, followed by 1/4 teaspoon warm gravy, and 1/2 teaspoon cranberry sauce if using.


Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 406mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1419IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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