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Crisp skin and tender inside, these smashed potatoes are bursting with flavor and are super simple to make. Goes great with just about ANY dinner.
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5 from 3 votes

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Little potato bites so full of flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potato, Side Dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 340kcal


  • 3 lb small red potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp minced garlic about 2 cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste generous
  • 1/4 C shredded parmesan
  • 1/4 C fresh chopped parsley


  • Place all potatoes in a large stock pot. Cover with water. Heat on high until boiling and potatoes become fork tender. About 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 400°F. Drizzle olive oil on baking sheet.
  • Place potatoes on baking sheet and smash each potato using the bottom of a glass or other flat "smashing" surface. Wipe the bottom of the glass after each smashing and spray with non stick spray as needed so the potatoes don't stick to the glass.
  • In a small bowl, melt butter and add garlic. Gently brush each potato with half the garlic butter. Salt generously and add pepper to taste.
  • Bake on center rack for 20 minutes or until skins are lightly crisped.
  • Once potatoes are crisp and tender, brush with garlic butter again. Top with parmesan and parsley. Serve while hot!


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 1606mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 3mg