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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: 6-8 1x


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


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


  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!


  • You can also broil at 400°F for 10-15 minutes instead of baking them.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins