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.
- 2 lbs small potatoes (12-16 count) , 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 black pepper, freshly cracked
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped, to garnish
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).
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 450˚F. Transfer drained potatoes to a lined rimmed baking sheet, spacing them evenly.
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.
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.
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.
*Get baby red or baby yellow potatoes that are even in size and thickness for even cooking.