The Best Smashed Veggie for Your Zodiac Sign, According to an Astrologer

From smashed potatoes to smashed radishes, here’s the smashed veggie that’s written in the stars for you.

Smashed Potatos on an illustrated background of smashed vegetable constellations
Photo: Sarah Maiden / Jacob Fox (Photo)

Smashed veggies are trending, and we definitely understand why. From classic smashed potatoes to other loaded options like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, smashing the veggies before roasting can help hold the flavor of the seasoning, making it the perfect bite.

You may not know where to start with this food trend, but psychic-astrologer Joshua MacGuire has got you covered by selecting the best smashed veggie for your zodiac sign. Here's his suggestions—and if you're curious, check out his food pairings for the best cheese and the best breakfast food for your zodiac sign too.


loaded smashed radishes
Christine Ma

Since Aries are known for their high energy and bold personalities, it makes sense that MacGuire would pair them with our Loaded Smashed Radishes.

"Just like Aries, the peppery radish in this dish mellows and segues into classic flavors," he said. "Aries may have a fiery exterior, but like the comfort of bacon, Cheddar cheese and sour cream in this dish, they also appreciate familiarity and tradition. This dish provides the perfect combination of comfort and fuel for Aries after a long day and prepares them for the next."


Crispy Smashed Beets with Feta
Photography / Dera Burreson, Styling / Lauren McAnelly / Holly Rabikis

According to MacGuire, Tauruses are the food lovers of the zodiac, so getting the pairing right is important. These Smashed Beets with Goat Cheese & Hot Honey make a flavor-packed veggie side that will satisfy the food lovers in your life—whether they're bulls or not. The sweet and savory combination is ideal for this Earth sign.

"The creamy goat cheese is the perfect complement to the earthy sweetness of the beets," MacGuire explained.


Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Jason Donnelly

"As the sign of the twins, Gemini is known for their multifaceted personality," MacGuire said. "They should love smashed sweet potatoes. This dish is also multifaceted, as the potatoes are baked, smashed and broiled to create a light, crispy exterior, much like Geminis."

Not only are they delicious, these Smashed Sweet Potatoes can be on the table in 30 minutes and only require three steps to prepare.


Smashed Artichokes with Aioli
Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Emily Nabors Hall

Our Smashed Artichokes with Lemon-Dill Aioli is MacGuire's choice for Cancers because the light and fresh flavors balance with the sign's sensitive side.

"Like this dish, Cancerians are crispy with a tough outer shell but have a tender, sensitive interior," he said. "Just like how the Lemon-Dill Aioli adds a bright, sunny flavor to this dish, Cancer needs light and positivity in their life to thrive."


Garlic-Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

Fiery, passionate Leos will love these Garlic-Rosemary Smashed Potatoes.

"This dish is perfect for Leo's dramatic flair, with the bold flavor of rosemary adding a touch of sophistication to the dish," MacGuire explained.

For other rosemary-forward potato side dishes, try our Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and our Lemon-Rosemary Melting Potatoes.


Smashed Carrots
Jason Donnelly

Both earthy and warming—much like Virgos—these four-ingredient Smashed Carrots are well-suited for the sign.

"This dish has a light, crispy edge, very much like Virgo," MacGuire exclaimed. "They have an understated 'kick'—like the curry flavor that sets in when the carrots are broiled."


Crispy Smashed Broccoli with Za'atar
Jason Donnelly

"For elegant Libra, Crispy Smashed Broccoli with Za'atar is the perfect choice," MacGuire said. "Libra strikes a balance between showing off and being too boring, and this dish strikes a balance between the familiar and the unexpected with the addition of za'atar. The creamy dollop of yogurt provides a smooth finish, much like Libra's love for a peaceful and easy life."

Try the Crispy Smashed Broccoli with Za'atar with our highly rated Shish Kebab with Tahini Sauce.


Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Green Horseradish Sauce

Scorpios should go for the Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Green Horseradish Sauce, per MacGuire's suggestion.

"Just like Scorpio's tough exterior, the skin of these potatoes is crisp, while their fluffy interior is warm and inviting," he explained. "The horseradish sauce provides a boost, much like Scorpios who are known for being caring and supportive once you earn their trust."


a recipe photo of the French Onion Smashed Potatoes on a cooking sheet
Photographer: Morgan Hunt Glaze, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle, Food Stylist: Catherine Jessee

"For adventurous Sagittarius, French-Onion Smashed Potatoes are the way to go," the astrologer suggested. "Topped with sweet caramelized onions and shredded Gruyère, this dish provides a delectable adventure for the taste buds. Sagittarius' expansive nature and ability to impress make them a great friend or significant other, just like this dish."

These French-Onion Smashed Potatoes will impress anyone you make them for. Try the side alongside our Pressure-Cooker Beef Roast for a savory bite.


crispy smashed shallots
Jacob Fox

Which smashed veggie should work-driven Capricorns try? According to MacGuire, it's our Crispy Smashed Shallots with Goat Cheese & Fig Jam.

"These shallots mellow as they roast, much like Capricorn mellows with age," he said. "Capricorns are often seen as achievers, but they have a nurturing and sweet side that is reminiscent of the creamy goat cheese and sweet fig jam. This dish is the perfect representation of Capricorn's responsible nature and ability to have fun as they age."


Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic & Parmesan
Photography / Brie Passano, Styling / Sammy Mila / Holly Raibikis

Aquarius should go for a simple side, like these highly rated Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic & Parmesan.

"Just like Aquarius, this dish has star power without taking over the show," MacGuire explained. "The wide surface area of the smashed sprouts is reminiscent of Aquarius' expansive friendships and love for spreading their wings."


Crispy Smashed Cauliflower
Jason Donnelly

Last but not least, Crispy Smashed Cauliflower with Pesto is the herby, flavorful smashed veggie that Pisces need.

"For Pisces, Crispy Smashed Cauliflower with Pesto is the perfect choice," MacGuire suggested for the water sign. "As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces has experienced it all and can be all the signs, much like this dish that satisfies with every bite. The flavorful pesto and crispy smashed cauliflower represent Pisces' ability to be both adaptable and flavorful."

The Signs As Smashed Vegetables
Sarah Maiden

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