Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
Dietary, Egg Free, Gluten Free, MAIN DISHES, Nut Free, PREP, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian / / 6 COMMENTS

These Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes are a healthy twist of a cross between baked potatoes and french fries – crispy on the outside and fluffy and tender on the inside. 

Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
Hear those crickets? I haven’t made a recipe in over a week. I am finally back in action after being sick for a few days. I’ve thought of so many recipe ideas, but I didn’t have the energy or appetite to cook this week.
Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
When did potatoes get such a bad reputation? I’m so tired of hearing, “they are too starchy” or “potatoes have too many carbs”. Potatoes are rich in B-complex vitamins, which help your body form blood cells and make energy from the protein, carbohydrates and fat from the food you eat. Additionally, potatoes are a great source of vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
I love these smashed potatoes because they are a cross between baked potatoes and french fries – soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. When I reheated them again for leftovers, they got even crispier, amazingggg.
Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes on parchment paper

Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 6


  • 24 ounces baby Dutch yellow potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the potatoes until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  3. As potatoes are cooking, in a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, dried rosemary, salt and pepper.
  4. Place potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a back of a fork, carefully smash the potatoes until flattened but still in one piece. Top each smashed potato with garlic parmesan mixture.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and edges are crispy.

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes



6 thoughts on “Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

  1. My husband is working an aid station at a 100 mile race this weekend in Virginia and salted, boiled potatoes are a common item provided. I bet these would be a HUGE hit among the racers! I’m definitely going to make some for him to bring!!

  2. I love smashed potatoes … how have I never thought to top them with herbs and cheese before?!?! Don’t worry … I will be rectifying that immediately!

Comments are closed.