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5 from 2 votes

Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

These garlic parmesan smashed potatoes are perfectly roasted and then topped with a buttery garlic parmesan mixture. They get baked until crispy and cheesy!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American


  • 2 lbs. baby red potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese; plus 2 extra Tbsp.
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
  • pinch salt and pepper


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. I add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water.
  • Place the potatoes in the boiling water, cover and let cook until soft about 20-25 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked and softened, drain well and let cool for 5 minutes. Pat each potato until dry with a towel.
  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F. In the meantime melt the butter until completely melted in the microwave. With a spoon, stir the garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix until combined and beware this will smell amazing!
  • Arrange the potatoes on a lightly greased baking sheet. Lightly smash each potato with the bottom of a water glass or jar.
  • Pour about one heaping tablespoon of the butter mixture to each potato. Drizzle any leftover butter mixture on top!
  • Bake the potatoes for 15 minutes, then remove from heat and sprinkle each potato with more parmesan cheese. Broil for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is perfectly melted.
  • Sprinkle the finished potatoes with parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!