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Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 55 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • category Category: Appetizer
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


These delicious Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s an easy appetizer recipe that’s filled with fresh garlic and herb flavor!



  • 1.5 lbs. baby gold potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt to season
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  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 sea, 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 potatoes with the parmesan garlic herb mixture.
  12. Serve.


Recipe slightly adapted from Love Grows Wild


  • 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

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