Crispy Smashed Herbed Potatoes Recipe
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Crispy Smashed Herbed Potatoes Recipe

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Golden brown and buttery, these spuds live up to their tantalizing name. A sprinkle of fresh herbs when they’re hot out of the oven maximizes the flavor…and the pretty. —Althea Dye, Howard, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 12 small red potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

3 smashed potatoes: 292 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Drizzle oil over the bottom of a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; arrange potatoes over oil. Using a potato masher, flatten potatoes to 1/2-in. thickness. Brush potatoes with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with chives and parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Crispy Smashed Herbed Potatoes in Simple & Delicious April/May 2015

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 230144
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"Fantastic! A big hit with the family. I used the dried chives I had on hand."

pcronk User ID: 1376127 223406
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"Delish! I didn't have fresh herbs on hand so I added some garlic herb seasoning on the potatoes before I put them in the oven. I also sprinkled a handful of grated cheddar cheese on top during the last couple of minutes of baking. Even my son who doesn't like potatoes kept stealing bites off my plate! Will definitely make again!"

annrms User ID: 2649709 222055
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015 Edited Dec. 25, 2015

" other words to say besides very delicious and a keeper recipe!!!"

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