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Baked smashed potatoes with garlic sauce and parmesan
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Humble & Delish Smashed Potatoes

These potatoes are perfectly baked, crispy on the outside and very fluffy on the inside topped with aromatic garlic sauce. If you want a simple side dish that goes to any meal, try this recipe for the best smashed potatoes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, european
Keyword: baked potatoes, how to bake potatoes, potato recipe, smashed potatoes with garlic
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Cookie


  • baking tray
  • baking paper
  • Bowl


  • 12 medium potatoes
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan grated
  • 1/4 cup balsamic cream


How to bake whole potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Thoroughly rub and wash the potatoes with a cloth
  • Dry each potato slightly with a clean paper towel
  • Sting each potato with a fork a few times to allow the steam come out of the vegetables while baking
  • Cover the baking tray with baking paper and place over the potatoes
  • Add some garlic cloves and sprinkle with olive oil and salt
  • Insert baking tray into the over for 45 minutes to 1 hour

How to make Garlic -Balsamic Sauce

  • Peel off and chop or grate some garlic cloves in a bowl
  • Add a pinch of salt. Add some tbsp of olive oil along with a few tbsp of balsamic cream and lemon juice
  • Mix everything and set aside

How to make smashed potatoes

  • When baking time expires, take out the tray from the oven.
  • Use a potato masher and press a little on the potatoes until they crack
  • Add 1 or 2 tbsp of the garlic-balsamic sauce to each smashed potato
  • Grate some parmesan on top
  • Get the tray back into the oven for additional 3-5 minutes
  • Serve immediately, with pleasure!


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 1783mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 14mg