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Smashed & Roasted Potatoes Recipe

These smashed potatoes are by far one of the easiest potato recipes to make, and they are also now my family’s favorite. This recipe inspired by mom’s dish. They are similar to potato skins – but much less work. You start by boiling them in the water, which softens them up nicely. Smash slightly and top them with some olive oil, parmesan cheese and fresh herbs, then they get in the oven to get golden brown and crispy. Super easy to make and tasty! 

Serves 4-5
10-12 whole baby Yukon Gold potatoes (or red new potatoes)
Salt and black pepper to taste
Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese, to taste
Fresh dill (or Other Herbs of Choice) To Taste
Boil potatoes in salted water until tender; drain.
Line a baking sheet with foil (easier to clean), and while potatoes are hot place them onto foil leaving some space between them.

With a potato masher, gently smash each potato until it’s slightly mashes;

drizzle tops of each crushed potato generously with olive oil, sprinkle on salt and pepper.
Broil potatoes in the oven until they are golden brown. Sprinkle with cheese and fresh dill (or your favorite fresh herb). 

Serve immediately.


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  • delightsofculinaria.blogspot.com 12/20/2012, 1:40 PM

    Yum,I love it!!! simple and delicious!

  • TheLittleHousewife 12/22/2012, 2:25 PM

    I wish that your Christmas will be fulfilled with sweet pleasure,
    Full with memories that you keep close and treasure.
    Happy Holidays x
    -The Little Housewife

    Love that recipe… This is going on my Christmas eve dinner as I am resposible for potatoes this year… Love it, thank you!

  • Natasha 12/29/2012, 10:45 AM

    Those potatoes look so cute and delicious, great presentation 🙂

  • Svetlana k 01/05/2013, 9:26 AM

    These potatoes were delicious on our Christmas dinner table; thank you Inessa for the easy and delicious recipe!!!

  • Lidia Z 02/01/2013, 7:02 PM

    These look yummy! Do you skin the potatoes before boiling them or after?I can’t wait to make them tonight!

    • Inessa 02/01/2013, 11:51 PM

      Hi Lidia, thank you.. you boil them with skin on, don’t peel. Enjoy 😉

      • Lidia Z 02/02/2013, 10:10 AM

        Thank you 🙂 Will go get some of those new potatoes then 😉 I love this blog! Thank you for wonderful ideas!!!

  • Tanya 10/10/2014, 6:09 PM

    Thank you sweetie so much for this wonderful recipe! My family loved it, kids wore asking for refill!! But how do u keep the potatoes not much falling apart cause I had a little trouble with that!!?? God bless u and family!!

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