Easy Vegetable Sides: Smashed Potatoes With Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Serves 6

45 Minute Prep Time

By Sarah Skalzub, RHN on December 8, 2015 , categorized in Dinner, Sides & Appies

smashed potatoes

These smashed potatoes will sure to be a hit at your dinner table. This recipe makes 8 small smashed potatoes, but is recommended to serve four. Why? Because one is never enough.


  • 8 peeled new or small potatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh green onion
  • Red Pepper Aoili
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp miso paste
  • 3/4-1 cup water
  • 1/2 roasted red pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F.

  2. Boil water and cook potatoes for 20 minutes or until they become soft.

  3. While potatoes are boiled, blend together cashews, yeast, salt, miso paste, and water in blender until smooth.

  4. Once potatoes are cooked, strain water. Place potatoes on baking sheet and flatten slightly, breaking the skin of the potato.

  5. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  6. Bake in oven alongside half of a red pepper for 20 minutes.

  7. Once finished cooking, place red pepper in blender with cashew mixture and blend until smooth.

  8. Serve potatoes with a drizzle of roasted red pepper sauce and garnish with fresh green onion.

Sarah Skalzub, RHN

Sarah is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and works at Vega as a Product Specialist. Sarah educates from experience! Drawing on her retail leadership in the natural health industry, her own nutrition consulting, and a personal passion, she equips audiences with tools and inspiration to feel their absolute best from the inside, out. Specializing in sports and fitness recommendations, Sarah is active as a runner, playing soccer or enjoying the Rocky Mountains on her snowboard.