Herbed Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes on foil and baking sheet

Herbed Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

  • Author: Aberdeen


Snazz up those regular roasted or boiled potatoes with this delicious, flavorful smashed potato recipe! Topped with plenty of fresh herbs, parmesan and garlic for extra flavor.



  • 1 1/2 lbs medium red potatoes (10-12)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, roughly minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Prepare a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Add potatoes to a large pot. Fill with enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch. Stir in a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes until potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork. Strain and set aside.
  2. Place potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet. Press down on the center of each potato with a masher, fork, or the greased bottom of a glass until it splits open. Drizzle each potato with the olive oil. Sprinkle potatoes evenly with herbs, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, until tops turn golden brown and the skins are slightly crispy. Remove from heat and serve warm.