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Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes! Boiled potatoes smashed in their skins, then drizzled with butter, herbs and garlic and broiled until crispy brown. Parmesan cheese adds a tangy final touch.

Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes! Boiled potatoes smashed in their skins, then drizzled with butter, herbs and garlic and broiled until crispy brown. Parmesan cheese adds a tangy final touch.

Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes! Boiled potatoes smashed in their skins, then drizzled with butter, herbs and garlic and broiled until crispy brown. Parmesan cheese adds a tangy final touch.

Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes – talk about mouth-watering! This is my new favorite way to make potatoes – smashed! The fragrant herb garlic butter on top really got tongues wagging around here. When I pulled out the potato masher, the guys were skeptical, but totally came around when I whipped up the garlic butter sauce. By the time the potatoes were crisping in the oven, smelling heavenly of garlic, they couldn’t wait to dig in.

This is Ohio, where ovens get revved up by the end of September, so this dish is right on time.

Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes! Boiled potatoes smashed in their skins, then drizzled with butter, herbs and garlic and broiled until crispy brown. Parmesan cheese adds a tangy final touch.

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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE GARLIC HERB SMASHED POTATOES

  • Potatoes – using small-ish potatoes make them quicker to boil and easier to smash. Try to buy ones that are pretty uniform size.
  • Butter
  • Garlic – I love to use already minced garlic that’s packed in water. Saves so much time on peeling and mincing each clove.
  • Parmesan Cheese – either grated or shredded work fine.
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

HOW TO MAKE SMASHED POTATOES

You will love how easy these tasty potatoes are to make. They really have 3 basic steps – boil, smash and sauce, and broil. If you have leftover boiled potatoes from another meal, this is a delicious way to serve them again!

Boiled Yukon Potatoes

Boil the potatoes in a pot of salted water until just fork tender. This softens them up for smashing.

Potato masher flattening boiled potato.

Use a potato masher (use the bottom of a heavy glass if you don’t have one) to flatten the potatoes. A masher will split the skins so the sauce can flavor the insides and makes lots of edges to get crispy in the oven.

Potatoes ready for garlic herb butter.

Space out the smashed potatoes a rimmed sheet pan. Then mix the butter sauce topping.

Spooning herb butter over boiled potatoes

Spoon the sauce over each potato and place under the broiler to get browned and crispy.

SAUCE FOR GARLIC HERB SMASHED POTATOES

Most potatoes are pretty bland, so it’s the sauce that adds all the flavor to these potatoes. One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s totally adaptable, so you can add or subtract as many herbs and ingredients as you like for the sauce. If you’re avoiding dairy, you could substitute margarine for butter as the base. Like your food spicy? Then add a pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes to the sauce.

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Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes – boiled, smashed, drizzled with a tasty herb garlic butter sauce and broiled until crispy!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 190kcal

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INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place potatoes in large pot of salted water. Bring to boil over high heat, reduced to medium-high and cook covered 30 to 35 minutes or until just fork tender. Remove from heat and drain.
  • Lightly grease rimmed baking sheet. Pat potatoes dry and arrange on baking sheet. Using potato smasher or bottom of small bowl, gently smash potatoes, leaving in one piece.
  • Turn on oven broiler to high. Place oven rack on upper middle setting. (not all the way to the top)
  • In small bowl, whisk together butter, garlic, parsley, rosemary and thyme. Spoon mixture evenly over each potato. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Set baking sheet in oven and broil potatoes until crispy and golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove pan from the broiler, sprinkle with grated parmesan and return to broiler until cheese is starting to crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

NOTES

Larger potatoes can be used but may take longer to boil.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (3 pieces)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 941mg41%
Potassium 709mg20%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 331IU7%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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