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Close-up of smashed potatoes with garlic-herb mixture on top.

Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This crispy smashed potatoes recipe with hints of garlic, thyme, and fresh parmesan on top are a fancy but easy side everyone will love.


  • 1.5 lbs. baby gold potatoes
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to season
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a small bowl, add garlic cloves, parmesan cheese, and fresh thyme. Mix together and set aside.
  3. Add potatoes to a pot and fill with water until potatoes are just covered.
  4. Bring water to a boil, reduce to simmer and simmer for 15 minutes. (or until tender)
  5. Drain potatoes and place on a baking sheet. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Using the back of a wooden spoon or your palm, smash the potatoes.
  7. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, repeat process on the other side.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove potatoes from oven and flip.
  10. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven. Sprinkle each potato with the parmesan garlic herb mixture.
  12. Serve.


** If you like them browned, up the potatoes under the broiler for 3-5 minutes until slightly browned. Then top with the garlic cheese mixture.


  • Serving Size: 3 potatoes
  • Calories: 59
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 47 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg