Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside for a seriously addicting side dish. They might not be the prettiest spuds on the block but they sure are one of the tastiest!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 233 kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, 1-1/2 to 2-inches in diameter
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme or rosemary, minced
  • grated Parmesan cheese to taste
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste


  1. Adjust oven racks by placing each on the top and lowest position. Heat oven to 450 F.

  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, arrange potatoes, add water and wrap tightly with aluminum foil.

  3. Cook on the lowest rack for about 25 to 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of potato slips in and out easily.

  4. Remove foil and let the potatoes cool for about 10 minutes. Blot dry any remaining water on the baking sheet with paper towels.

  5. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of oil over potatoes and roll to coat. 

  6. Allow space between potatoes and with a potato masher, flatten them into disks.

  7. Sprinkle with thyme and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Drizzle remaining oil evenly over potatoes.

  9. Transfer baking sheet to top rack and roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes are lightly browned and crispy. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 429mg 18%
Potassium 687mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 16.4%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.