Garlic Smashed Potatoes


Last Updated on January 14, 2021

Dinner around here is usually a combination of a starch, veggie and protein, because #balance, and these easy garlic smashed potatoes have definitely been a staple in our house as of a few weeks ago when I first whipped them up.

Seriously though, 5 ingredients, one of which you get to smash just for fun- is there really anything better?

smashed potatoes

I feel like potatoes tend to get a bad rep and I’m not sure why. One serving of white potatoes has more potassium than a banana, and a nice amount of vitamin C. They also contain many other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Most of the nutrients are actually found in the skin, making this recipe a very nutritious one if you ask me. Garlic smashed potatoes are not only bursting with nutrients, but also with flavor- you truly can’t go wrong when garlic is involved.

smashed potatoes

How to serve your potatoes:

  1. My favorite way I envision this meal is with grilled salmon and a side of Greek salad. You can follow my tried and true skillet salmon recipe, and just leave out the sauce to keep it lighter!
  2. Nothing beats the egg and potato combo in my opinion, so whether you’re a fancy breakfast kind of person, or truly enjoy breakfast-for-dinner, these would pair perfectly with your favorite veggie filled omelet.
  3. Feeling like a snack? These would go great with a little yogurt dip on the side!
  4. Any dang way you please, because there’s really no wrong way to eat a potato.

Let me know in the comments section if you’ve tried this recipe! I’d love to hear what you paired them with. The people of Instagram are saying they’re melt in your mouth good!

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

4 from 8 votes
Course: Sides, Main, Snacks


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  • 2 cups 2 baby potatoes

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 olive oil

  • 2 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tbsp 1 dried parsley

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt, more to taste

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 crushed black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and boil the potatoes for 20-25 minutes. Remove from pot and drain.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, smash each potato with the bottom of a glass or a fork.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, and spices.
  • Brush each potato with the oil mixture. Bake for 30 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 10-15 until golden brown.

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  1. So yummy 😍 loved how this was different than average potatoes, paired it with chicken and veggies. My family loved it too thank you!

  2. These get so crispy & the spice mixture give them such a good flavor! They are easy to make but they do take a long time

  3. Wow this was so easy and delicious!! i’m only 15, and making these were a breeze, and was a family pleaser. So gonna make again!

  4. Linda Betesh

    I made these as part of dinner tonight. Soo flavorful and delicious! My husband made a lemon garlic aioli to dip them it but they were great on their own too. Definitely adding this side dish to my dinner rotation!

  5. Manpreet Kaur

    Made this for dinner and they were delicious! So crispy and perfectly golden.

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