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Smashed potatoes on a sheet pan, topped with garlic butter and parsley.

Smashed Potatoes

These smashed potatoes are baby potatoes that are boiled until tender, then smashed flat, topped with garlic and herb butter, and roasted until crispy and browned. A unique and unexpected potato preparation that always gets rave reviews!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 215kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 pound baby potatoes such as red potatoes or Yukon Gold
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • cooking spray


  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 18-22 minutes or until tender.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray. Drain the potatoes and place them in a single layer on the pan.
  • Use the bottom of a glass or a potato masher to carefully flatten each potato.
  • Place the butter, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Drizzle the butter mixture over each potato. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the potatoes.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and crispy. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.



Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg