Make-Ahead Garlic & Herb Smashed Potatoes

Ready in
40 min
“Smashed” potatoes are a fun and easy to prepare side for the holidays.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

20 min

Cooking Time

20 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1.5 lbs Baby Yukon gold potatoes
3 tbsp Butter
3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
3 cloves Garlic, minced
0.5 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
2 tbsp Chives minced
2 Pinch Pepper Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Boil potatoes in large pan of salted water until tender, about 12 min. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a skillet.  Add garlic and cook until garlic is softened, about 3 min. Stir in salt and parsley. Season with fresh pepper.
  3. Lay potatoes on 2 rimmed baking sheets lined with parchment. Flatten each potato with the back of a measuring cup or bowl. Brush potatoes with butter mixture. Bake until potatoes begin to brown and are warmed through, about 20-25 min. Sprinkle with chives before serving.
  4. Make-ahead: Boil potatoes and make butter mixture as directed. Cover and refrigerate each. When ready to cook, preheat oven and flatten potatoes on parchment-lined baking sheets. Warm butter mixture in the microwave. Brush butter mixture over potatoes; bake as directed.

Recipe notes

Substitution Tip: Try this recipe using 2 tsp chopped sage or thyme in place of parsley.

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