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Smashed Potatoes Recipe (VIDEO)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
These cheesy smashed potatoes are crisp on the outside with a creamy center and irresistible cheesy crust. | natashaskitchen.com
These cheesy smashed potatoes are crisp on the outside with a creamy center and irresistible cheesy crust.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $4-$5
Calories: 176 kcal
Servings: 6 as an appetizer

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs (12-16 count) small potatoes (1 1/2 to 2" diameter)*
  • 2 tsp salt for water
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil to drizzle
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese (or to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil and add 2 tsp salt (Note: 8 cups water for 5Qt pot). Once water has boiled, carefully add potatoes then reduce heat to a low boil and cook until potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork then drain (total boiling time is 25-30 minutes depending on potato size).
  2. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 450˚F. Transfer drained potatoes to a lined rimmed baking sheet, spacing them evenly.
  3. Use a potato masher or the flat bottom of a drinking glass to smash the potatoes to about 1/2" thickness. Press gently so you don’t break the potatoes apart.
  4. Drizzle the tops with olive oil then sprinkle generously with garlic salt and black pepper to taste. Bake at 450˚F for 15 min. Flip potatoes over with a spatula, drizzle the second side with oil and season with more garlic salt and pepper. Bake another 12-15 min or until potatoes are crisp with golden brown edges.
  5. Sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese then return to the oven another 2-3 minutes or just until cheese is melted. Garnish with parsley if desired and serve warm.