Smashed Potatoes… try them, love them! These potatoes are salty, garlicky, and a little crispy. I love potatoes but I feel like I always make them the same way. This was a fun twist on the usual roasted potatoes I would do and they don’t take any more time. Pair these with any main dish you would serve with potatoes!
Only a handful of ingredients are needed for this recipe. Bonus? They are almost all pantry staples! You will need:
- Baby potatoes- any variety that you like. We used a mixed of red, yellow and purple potatoes.
- Olive oil
- Garlic salt
- Italian seasoning
- Parmesan Cheese- shredded or grated will work.
How to Make Smashed Potatoes
First, wash and dry your potatoes. Combine the olive oil, garlic salt and Italian seasoning in a bowl. Then, toss them in the oil mixture.
Then, pour potatoes onto a baking sheet that is bigger than you think you need since you’ll be smashing them later.
Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until they can be easily pierced with a fork.
Remove the pan from the oven and very carefully (so you don’t burn yourself) smash the potatoes. I used a very technical piece of equipment here… one of my small glasses. I used the flat bottom to push down on the potatoes and a fork to slide them off.
Then, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and return to the oven.
Cook for about 10-15 more minutes or until your desired crispiness! Serve and enjoy! Check out this quick video if you prefer the visual for this how to:
Frequently Asked Questions
Any variety of baby potatoes will work for this recipe. Think red, butter, purple, whichever are your favorite!
Absolutely! Also, if you are vegan, a vegan parmesan is delicious on these (we’ve tried it)!
Yes! I recommend reheating in the oven at 400 degrees to get the crispiness back. Simply spread them out on a pan and bake until warm and crispy to your liking.
These Smashed Potatoes will pair well with almost any meal, however here are some suggestions:
- Easy Homemade Chicken Tenders
- Lemon Grilled Chicken
- Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork
- Turkey Meatloaf
- BBQ Bacon Meatloaf
- Smoked Pork Loin Roast with a Savory Rub
If you love these Smashed Potatoes, check out Bacon and Cheese Loaded Mashed Potatoes and Crock Pot Baked Potatoes for more potato recipes! Or, for more side dish recipes, see Forbidden Rice and Beans, Simple Mediterranean Orzo Salad, Sausage Stuffing, Carrot Ginger Soup, Almond and Mandarin Quinoa Salad, Forbidden Rice and Beans, Fried Plantains or Quinoa with Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate.
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- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 24 oz little potatoes
- 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash and dry potatoes.
- In a separate bowl, combine oil, Italian herb seasoning, and garlic salt.
- Toss potatoes in oil mixture and pour onto baking dish.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
- Remove from oven and smash potatoes with the bottom of a flat glass.
- Sprinkle with cheese.
- Return to oven for 10-15 minutes or until desired crispiness is achieved.
- Serve and enjoy!
Use caution when smashing potatoes as they will be extremely hot as well as the pan.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 4 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 4mgSodium 546mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 4g
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