Martina McBride puts an unexpected lemon twist on smashed potatoes. Quickly top with lemony Country Crock® for a creamy, rich flavor.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Arrange the potatoes in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Or cook in boiling water 15 minutes until tender.

  • Combine Country Crock® Spread and lemon zest.

  • Arrange potatoes in serving dish. Lightly smash the potatoes, brush with Country Crock® mixture, and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 36.2g; fat 0.3g; sodium 13.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I had 1 1/2 pounds of new potatoes, so I scaled back the lemon zest to 1 tsp. but kept the Country Crock amount the same. I've been using Country Crock Plant Sticks with Avocado Oil and I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! By leaving it out on the counter while the potatoes were steaming brought it to a super spreadable consistency- it mixed in with the zest beautifully. My only call out is that the "butter" soaked into the potatoes really fast, it could have used more. So for 3 pounds, I'd recommend a 1/2 C of Country Crock. The zest, paired with the mild potato and the savory "butter" was a great bite. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We used yukon golds and boiled them for more like 20 minutes. I also added some extra lemon juice and a little green onion. Really good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome twist of flavor to an easy prepared dish! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Basic recipe worked great. Since I like my potatoes on the crispy side, I cooked them nice and crisp on my cast iron pan and added some fresh herbs to them. Of course, the grilled pork chop that I had as a side didn't hurt the overall success of the dish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious! The combination of the creaminess of the potatoes with the tang if the lemon zest and of course, the buttery richness really made these potatoes something special! I did have an issue trying to smash them in the bowl, so I just lined a cookie sheet with foil and did the smashing and slathering there and then transferred it to the serving bowl, which worked so much better. I will definitely be using this recipe over and over! Thanks for sharing ?? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Iur family was split on this recipe. Half of us loved it, the other half didn't care for the lemon with this type of potato. I think next time I'd pop them in the oven after smashing them. My son suggested it and I think that would take away from some of the mushiness. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
LOVED this! I chose the steaming method over boiling and this recipe is so simple and delicious. The one thing I would recommend is to microwave the Country Crock in a dish for 30 seconds to soften and add lemon zest after it has cooled slightly. I'll actually add more Country Crock next time to get even more of that buttery deliciousness. We really enjoyed this and it is so simple that I will most definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was great for us! After I smashed the potatoes I put them in a skillet with some oil to crisp them up. Then I drizzled them with the Country Crock lemon mixture and sprinkled them with some parsley for color and some additional salt and pepper. I also squeezed some lemon juice over the top. This went great with our whole sea bass! I will definitely make these again. Read More