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Smashed and Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Give boring potatoes a facelift by smashing, adding butter and herbs, and roasting until they are perfectly crisp!


  • 12 medium sized red potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Scrub potatoes clean, then dry well, then place them in a large bowl with olive oil and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 45-55 minutes (depending on their size), or until tender when poked with a fork.
  3. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and turn the heat to 450 degrees. Use a sharp knife to cut an “x” on the top of each potato. Use the bottom of a glass to smash the potato, exposing the inside, but keeping the skin on the bottom intact as much as possible.
  4. Drizzle butter over the top of each smashed potato and then sprinkle with herbs, and more salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes or until edges are crisp and browned.
  5. Remove from the oven, cool for 5 minutes, and then sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese.


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 592
  • Sugar: 7.4g
  • Sodium: 269mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 103g
  • Fiber: 9.4g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg

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