This recipe for Parmesan Smashed Potatoes turns the lovable spud into something extra special. They're a delicious side dish option that requires only a few ingredients to prepare. They're certain to complement a multitude of your favorite entrees.
Easy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes Recipe
The love of spuds is alive and well at our house. Whether I make them in hash brown muffins with eggs for breakfast, or topped with spicy beef turning them into taco taters as an appetizer or a loaded potato casserole, they're the first dish to go. Potatoes are inexpensive and readily available making them a stellar choice for families.
How to Make the Best Parmesan Smashed Potatoes Recipe
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade Parmesan Smashed Potatoes: 2 pounds red or yellow small potatoes, olive oil, melted butter, salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder and grated Parmesan cheese.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A sharp knife and cutting board, cheese grater, mixing bowl, large baking sheet and a mixing bowls.
- I often use a combination of small red potatoes and golden potatoes for visual appeal. You can certainly choose to use one, or the other.
- You may use fresh or canned grated Parmesan cheese for this recipe.
- I find that the cooler the potato, the better it holds together when smashing. Allow the potatoes to cool for at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes for the best results.
- You can make this recipe using smaller or larger potatoes. I find that the smaller potatoes become even more crispy when baking.
- I don't recommend replacing the dried garlic with fresh. Fresh garlic is more apt to burn.
- The amount of potatoes can be increased, or decreased to suit your needs.
- Serve these potatoes just as they are or with sour cream on the side.
- You can also make smashed potatoes on the grill. Checkout my recipe for Garlic Rosemary Smashed Potatoes, too.
- Store leftover Parmesan Smashed Potatoes chilled in the refrigerator foe up to 4 days. Reheat in a skillet, an air fryer or on a sheet pan in a 375°F oven.
Southern Style Main Dishes to Serve with Smashed Potatoes
There are few dishes that wouldn't be enhanced with a side of of crispy, buttery potatoes. A few you may like to consider:
- Garlic Butter Steak Bites can be served as a small bite appetizer or an entree for your meal.
- Lemon Butter Chicken with Tarragon is restaurant quality you can make in minutes.
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is stuffed with a delicious filling and roasted in the oven.
- Hamburger Steak with gravy is comfort food 101.
- Baked Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables is good and good for you.
- Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf from Spend with Pennies.
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Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
- 2 lb small or medium red or golden potatoes (around 12 total)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil divided
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Steam, microwave or boil potatoes just until fork tender. Drain, set aside to cool.
- To prepare: Preheat oven to 425°F. Brush a rimmed sheet pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- In a small bowl, mix together Parmesan, garlic, salt, onion powder and pepper.
- Arrange potatoes on baking sheet. Use a potato masher or fork to smash to about ½ inch thickness. Mix together remaining olive oil and butter. Brush over potatoes.
- Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan-seasoning blend.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are golden. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.