Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

I have been making these Garlic Smashed Potatoes for years. If you know me you can attest that I made them a lot this summer. I will continue to make them all fall and winter because they are perfectly delicious and easy to make.

The Petite Gold potatoes from Kroger’s Private Selection Brand are my favorite to use for this recipe. If those aren’t available, I also love the tiny potatoes from Trader Joe’s. Both will do the trick for these Garlic Smashed Potatoes.

Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Garlic Smashed Potatoes

This is a perfect side dish for a small or a large party. These potatoes can be prepped well ahead of time and baked just before your meal is served. Easy peasy.

Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Start by boiling the potatoes for 5-10 minutes, depending on their size. Or until they are fork tender. Drain them and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Use a potato masher or a big fork to mash each potato. Drizzle evenly with the garlic & oil mixture and bake until crispy. Looking for more crisp? Broil the potatoes on low for an additional 3-5 minutes.

Let’s talk about the garlic mixture for a minute.

It is a potent mix of garlic, salt, pepper, oil and water. So, so, good! This was a staple at our dinner table growing up. This garlic “dressing” topped many of our meals; The veggies and the meats. Yum!

Please, please, don’t discard any potato leftovers!! Use them for a yummy meal by warming them up in a sautee pan with a little bit of butter. Then, crack a couple of eggs in there and enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s no wasting food around these parts.

Start cooking and enjoy!

For more inspiration on sides, check out my other recipes here:

Serves 6 Potatoes


Garlic Smashed Potatoes

These Garlic Smashed Potatoes are a delicious side for any meal. Easy to make ahead and super delicious.

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

6 Servings


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  • 2 lbs petite gold potatoes (fingerlings)
  • 4-6 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 tsp salt plus a good pinch for boiling. I use coarse kosher
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1/4 cup Avocado or Olive oil


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.
  2. Add a good pinch of salt and bring the potatoes to a boil.
  3. Boil potatoes for about 10 minutes or until fork tender.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Drain the potatoes and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Mash each potato with a fork or potato masher.
  7. Drizzle the garlic mixture on top evenly, and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Broil on low for 3-5 minutes for a nice crispy browned potato.


Nutrition Facts
    Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 199
  • % Daily Value*

  • Total Fat: 9 g 13.85%
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g 5%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
  • Sodium: 330 mg 13.75%
  • Potassium: 652 mg 18.63%
  • Total Carbohydrate: 27 g %
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Vitamin A: 0.08%
  • Calcium: 22 mg 2.2%
  • Iron: 1 mg 5.56%
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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