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easy smashed potatoes
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5 from 13 votes

Easy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary

Easy smashed potatoes are the perfect addition to your family table. Perfectly cooked potatoes, fluffy on the inside and crispy on the edges, they are then doused in butter, plenty of garlic and fresh rosemary. You won't be able to stop at one. You have been warned!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Anytime
Keyword: easy smashed potatoes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 275kcal


  • 3 tablespoon good quality olive oil
  • 2 lbs medium sized potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled and smashed/minced
  • 6 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 450F (235C)
  • Pop the potatoes in a large pot and fill with cold water. With the heat of the stovetop being med-high bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the potatoes until they are just fork tender.
  • Remove from the heat, strain and allow the potatoes to cool slightly.
  • Brush a baking sheet with 1 ½ tablespoons of the olive oil. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet. Use a fork or a potato masher to smash the potatoes. Go gently, you want them to be smashed but still in one piece.
  • Drizzle the rest of the olive oil over the potatoes. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast the potatoes for 15 mins. Take the potatoes out of the oven and sprinkle with the fresh garlic. Pop back into the oven for another 15 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • While the potatoes are roasting melt the butter. Once melted, stir the rosemary into the butter.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven when they are ready. Drizzle the butter and rosemary mixture oven the potatoes and serve.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg