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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

These crispy garlic Parmesan smashed potatoes smothered in melted garlic butter, Parmesan and parsley are the best way to serve potatoes.

Crispy garlic Parmesan smashed potatoes on a baking sheet topped with fresh parsley.

If you’re a fan of crispy food, these crispy garlic Parmesan smashed potatoes will come out on top. Since the pre-boiled potatoes are smashed flat, there’s more surface to roast and get golden and crunchy.

Combine that with a generous drizzle of melted garlic butter, Parmesan and fresh parsley and you have the ultimate side dish to pretty much anything.

They’re crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside like these mashed potato puffs or loaded mashed potato balls and are yet another great way to enjoy the versatile potato. So let’s start cooking!

Crispy garlic Parmesan smashed potatoes on a baking sheet topped with fresh parsley.

What’s The Difference Between Mashed and Smashed Potatoes?

Mashed potatoes are mashed down until creamy and usually mixed with milk, butter and sometimes sour cream. Smashed potatoes are pre-boiled then smashed, topped with garlic butter and some seasonings then roasted until crispy.

Two side by side photos of potatoes boiling over a stovetop and a preparation shot of potatoes with melted garlic butter and Parmesan cheese.

CRISPY GARLIC PARMESAN SMASHED POTATOES RECIPE TIPS

Potatoes –  There’s no need to peel the potato skins, we want to keep them because they get extra crispy while roasting. You can use Yukon gold potatoes or golden baby potatoes. Some folks have even used red potatoes.

Try to pick potatoes that are on the smaller side so they crisp up nicely and you don’t have to spend more time roasting them.

Garlic – I like my potatoes extra garlicky, so if you want to tone it down a bit, try using 2 cloves of fresh garlic instead. You can also substitute fresh garlic with garlic powder. If using fresh garlic, I find it easier to mince them with either a mini grater or garlic press.

Mixing – I prefer to mix up the boiled potatoes fully in the melted garlic butter before smashing it in the baking sheet so it seasons evenly. Then we top it with the leftover garlic butter and some Parmesan for concentrated seasoned tops.

Crispy garlic Parmesan smashed potatoes on a baking sheet topped with fresh parsley.

Smashing potatoes – The flatter the potatoes are, the more surface there is to crisp up. Just be careful not to apply too much force or you’ll end up with mashed potatoes instead.

Baking – I roasted the potatoes by baking but you should be able to broil them at 400°F for about 10-15 minutes.

Add some herbs – Add more traditional potato herb seasonings like thyme and rosemary on top of the garlic and Parmesan.

Load it up – Load it up by sprinkling some bacon bits, chives and some sour cream.

Make it ahead – Boil the potatoes a day ahead and refrigerate them. Continue with the mashing, seasoning and roasting the next day.

And that’s about it. Enjoy the smashed potatoes with a slow cooker three packet roast, or try it with some air fryer maple chicken thighs. They’ll even go great with some oven-baked chicken breasts which you can bake at the same time. Enjoy!

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Crispy garlic Parmesan smashed potatoes on a baking sheet topped with fresh parsley.

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 68 1x

Description

These crispy garlic Parmesan smashed potatoes smothered in melted garlic butter, Parmesan and parsley are the best way to serve potatoes.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1.52 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes / golden baby potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped and divided
  • Coarse sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Over medium-high heat, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the potatoes until fork-tender, about 30-35 minutes depending on how big your potatoes are. Drain the potatoes and set them aside.
  2. Combine melted butter with garlic, Italian seasoning and parsley.
  3. Toss the cooked potatoes with the garlic butter mixture in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Arrange potatoes on a greased baking sheet and use a potato masher to gently flatten the potatoes until they are lightly smashed.
  5. Drizzle the leftover garlic butter mixture on the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Lightly spray the potatoes with some olive oil spray.
  7. Bake at 425°F for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy and golden.
  8. Dish and serve hot topped with extra parsley and salt.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can also broil at 400°F for 10-15 minutes instead of baking them.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
A no fuss recipe for slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken. It's literally set and forget until it's time to eat. Serve with coleslaw, pickles and chips!

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