Smash Or Pass Recipe

A fun and engaging recipe game where you and your friends decide which ingredients make it to the final dish and which ones are a “pass”. Great for parties or a fun family night!


  1. Base Ingredients:
    • 2 cups of cooked rice or pasta
    • 1 cup of mixed vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, carrots, peas)
    • 1 pound of your choice of protein (chicken, beef, tofu, etc.)
  2. Flavor Boosters:
    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  3. Optional Add-Ins:
    • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes
    • 1/4 cup of shredded cheese
    • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh herbs (e.g., cilantro, parsley)
    • 1/4 cup of nuts or seeds (e.g., cashews, sesame seeds)
    • 1/2 cup of canned pineapple chunks
  4. Finishing Touches:
    • Fresh lemon or lime juice
    • Your favorite hot sauce
    • Extra soy sauce or teriyaki sauce for drizzling


  1. Set Up:
    • Pre-cook the base ingredients: rice or pasta, mixed vegetables, and protein. Keep them warm and set aside.
    • Prepare the optional add-ins and finishing touches, placing them in small bowls for easy access.
  2. Start the Game:
    • Gather your friends or family around and present the base ingredients. Decide together if these are a “smash” (included in the dish) or a “pass” (excluded).
  3. Add Flavor:
    • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    • Add the minced garlic and diced onion, sauté until fragrant and translucent.
    • Stir in the cooked protein and vegetables, cooking until everything is well-heated.
    • Pour in the soy sauce and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Optional Add-Ins:
    • One by one, present the optional add-ins to the group. For each item, vote whether it’s a “smash” or “pass”.
    • Add the “smashed” ingredients to the skillet, stirring well to incorporate.
  5. Finishing Touches:
    • Once everything is heated through and well-mixed, remove from heat.
    • Let everyone vote on the finishing touches, adding items like fresh lemon or lime juice, hot sauce, or extra soy sauce as preferred.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Serve the final dish in bowls or plates.
    • Enjoy the collaborative creation and the fun memories made along the way!


  • This recipe is highly customizable based on your group’s preferences.
  • Feel free to add more optional add-ins based on what you have available.
  • The fun is in the collaboration, so enjoy the process as much as the final product!

Happy cooking and tasting!

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