Smashed potatoes on a baking tray.
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Garlic Thyme Smashed Potatoes

These Garlic Thyme Smashed Potatoes are so delicious! Crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the outside!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 256kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes baby red or yukon gold
  • 3 cloves garlic minced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450.
  • Place the potatoes in a pot. Add cold water until the water is about 1 inch over the tops of the potatoes. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Boil for about 15-20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the potatoes has little resistance.
  • Drain the potatoes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic and thyme.
  • Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Using the bottom of a jar or glass, press on the potatoes to flatten them, but not too hard or they will fall apart.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using a spoon, spoon the olive oil mixture over each potato.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Notes

Press very gently on the potatoes at first until you see how hard you can press.  

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 956mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 8mg