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Smashed potatoes on a baking tray.

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


  • 2 pounds potatoes baby red or yukon gold
  • 3 cloves garlic minced (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • 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.


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


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