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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are so fluffy on the inside, golden/crispy on the outside, and smothered in garlic and parmesan cheese!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy potatoes, potato side dish
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 347kcal


  • 3 lbs. baby Yukon gold potatoes (red potatoes would work as well)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced (approximately 2 Tbsp)
  • 2 1/4 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme leaves stripped


  • Scrub potatoes clean. Bring a large pot of salted water (use 2 tsp kosher salt) to a boil, then addd potatoes and boil about 20 minutes until fork tender. Pat dry. Careful, they will be very HOT.
  • While potatoes are boiling, preheat oven to 425°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Place boiled potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet. Use the bottom of a glass, or a potato masher to smash each potato.
  • Combine melted butter and garlic paste then drizzle over each smashed potato. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp salt, black pepper and fresh thyme over the top. Top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until crispy.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1312mg | Potassium: 970mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 577IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 2mg