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easy garlic smashed potatoes

Easy Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Fluffy and soft on the inside, yet crispy and crunchy on the outside, garlic smashed potatoes are just the best! They’re smothered in a buttery garlic sauce and baked to perfection. Easy to make and even easier to eat- you must try this side dish!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 lb baby red or gold potatoes
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 minced garlic cloves


  • Preheat the oven to 425. Add baby potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Turn to a boil and simmer until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle with oil.
  • Lay the potatoes out and use the bottom of a flat glass to gently push down and twist, smashing them.
  • Season each potato with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Melt the butter in a small dish and add the minced garlic cloves. Brush half of the mixture on the potatoes.
  • Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, flip and brush with remaining mixture, then continue baking until crispy and golden brown, about 15 more minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley.