Garlic Smashed Potatoes

These are so easy and so delicious. It is a wonderful alternative to baked potatoes or mashed potatoes. They are almost like the best parts of a potato skin appetizer. Add bacon, chives or sour cream for a divine app!


  • 1 dozen yellow baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly  ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook potatoes until tender, about 10 or so minutes. Drain
  3. Place potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a potato masher, carefully smash the potatoes until flattened Top with olive oil, garlic and thyme.
  4. Place into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.



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