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Smashed Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Smashed Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Smashed roasted fingerling potatoes are topped with garlic and herbs and roasted to golden brown perfection.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smashed potatoes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 201 kcal
  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes, washed but not peeled
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 sprigs of thyme
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Creme fraiche for serving (optional)
  1. Cover potatoes with water in a large pot and add 2 tsps. of salt to water.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  3. Cook until potatoes are softened, but not fully cooked through, about 20 minutes.

  4. Drain and place potatoes on a parchment lined sheet pan and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Press down on potatoes with a flat spatula or flat-bottomed sauce pan until flattened, but still intact.
  6. Scatter garlic and thyme evenly over potatoes and drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  8. Roast in a 450 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and crispy or until desired doneness.

  9. To serve, dollop with creme fraiche and sprinkle with roasted bits of garlic and herbs.
Recipe Notes
  • Make-ahead tip: The potatoes can be prepared through step 7, covered tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerated for several hours before roasting.
  • Par-boiling (not fully cooking) the potatoes ensures that they won't be mushy or break apart when they're smashed.
  • Put even pressure on the potatoes as you press down, but try to keep them intact.
  • Other herbs such as rosemary can be added or substituted for a different flavor profile.
Nutrition Facts
Smashed Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 656mg19%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 33.2mg40%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.