Smashed Red Potatoes Recipe

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Smashed red potatoes will become your favorite potato side dish. Fluffy boiled red potatoes are flattened and baked until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Side Dish
New American
8
ingredients
8
steps
55
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
6
2 lb
small red potatoes, about 2 inches in diameter
6 tblsp
olive oil, divided
garlic powder, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tblsp
unsalted butter
2
garlic cloves, minced
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
finely chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions 8 steps | 55 Minutes

Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes to the pot and cook until fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 2

While the potatoes are cooking, preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare two baking sheets and spread two tablespoons of oil onto each baking sheet. Drain the potatoes and evenly spread out the potatoes on the baking sheet.

Step 3

Using either a fork or a potato masher, smash the potatoes until flattened.

Step 4

Generously sprinkle the top of each smashed with the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Bake the potatoes for 20-25 minutes, rotating the trays halfway, until golden brown and crispy.

Step 5

While the potatoes are baking, make the garlic butter. Place the butter and garlic in a microwave-safe dish.

Step 6

Microwave in 15-second intervals until the butter is melted. 

Step 7

Once the potatoes are out of the oven, brush each potato with the garlic butter and sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese.

Step 8

Garnish with finely chopped parsley and enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
260
FAT
17.6 g
PROTEIN
3 g
CARBS
24.4 g

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Sarah D.

Sarah

02 Aug 2022

You can't go wrong with this recipe! I like to add sour cream as a topping.

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