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Crushed Purple Potatoes

By Angie McGowan |

Crushed Purple Potatoes
This is a really simple recipe for purple potatoes that is sure to impress. For this recipe, I used some small round Peruvian purple potatoes that I found at my local grocery store. After roasting, they are crispy on the outside, and soft and delicate on the inside. I crushed them right after they came out of the oven, and sprinkled them with freshly chopped parsley. You could use any fresh herbs that you like, such as rosemary, oregano, basil or chives. You can also add grated garlic for extra flavor. I just wanted to show you an example of how wonderful these little potatoes are made in a very simple way. Purple potatoes, which are not only attractive, also contain a powerful antioxidant that provides their vibrant purple color. Serve these potatoes with a slow cooked crockpot pot roast.

Crushed Purple Potatoes Recipe

2 1/2 lbs round purple potatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
freshly chopped parlsey, about 3 tablespoons

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place potatoes on cookie sheet. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast potatoes at 450 degrees until fork tender, about 30 – 40 minutes, depending on size.

2. When potatoes are done, remove from oven and crush with a fork or a potato masher. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and serve.

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About Angie McGowan


Angie McGowan

Angie McGowan was a contributing blogger to Babble’s Family Kitchen, a daily food blog with recipes from her kitchen. She currently creates fun recipes for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many other companies. You can find more of her recipes on her personal blog, Eclectic Recipes.

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6 thoughts on “Crushed Purple Potatoes

  1. marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    This is such a fun way to serve potatoes!

  2. Amanda says:

    These potatoes look amazing. I’ve tried to find purple potatoes for the last 3 months ever since I’ve heard about and can’t find them anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find them? I live in Tacoma Washington.

  3. Grace says:

    These are wonderful! I’ve never seen purple potatoes. I will have to ask the specialty market for them. I drive them crazy with requests.

  4. Vegolicious says:

    These potatoes look fabulous.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian photo gallery showcasing the best vegetarian dishes and recipes on the web.

  5. Melissa says:

    Try Costco-I can find them in a bag of fingerling potatoes there year round.

  6. matt gordon says:

    i love your blog and these flavor combinations. the color is due to indigo and it is a nice anti-oxidant. i wrote a piece on purple potatoes on my blog for anyone who is interested. i made the headliner tyrian purple. purple is awesome. i made a dish for my wife that was seared scallops on top of maple carmelized carrots and purple rice. she devoured it

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