smashed roast potatoes

Smashed and Roasted Potatoes with Garlic

Last Updated on 23/11/2021 by richard

Try these smashed and roasted potatoes for a different take on the traditional roasties. With crisp outsides and really tender insides, they are a delicious side dish.

They go really well with steak or fried chicken!

smashed roast potatoes

Smashed and Roasted Potatoes with Garlic
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 8
Calories 170 kcal


  • 2 ½ lb new potatoes about 20
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 230°C/450°F.
  • Place potatoes in a large pot. Add enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Add salt, reduce the heat, and simmer until tender, 15 to 22 minutes. Drain well.
  • Spread 1 Tbsp oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Place each potato on the sheet and, with the bottom of a glass, gently press until crushed but still intact. Brush tops with 1 Tbsp oil and roast 25 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, thyme, and the remaining oil. Brush over potatoes, then roast, rotating the baking sheet once, until deep golden brown and crisp, 7 to 10 minutes. Toss with parsley and ¼ tsp salt.


Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gFiber: 3gSugar: 1g
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