Garlic Smashed Potatoes
  • 1 lb. baby potatoes, I used red potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 to 3 tsp. minced garlic, you can adjust how much or how little of the garlic you want.
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Boil potatoes in salt water until they are just fork tender. This takes about 15-20 minutes. Drain potatoes and let cool for about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the cooled potatoes from the pan and place on the baking sheet. Take a fork, your thumb or a potato masher (that's what I used) and gently smash them. Try not to smash them apart, but if that happens it's ok. They'll still be good.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes. Add the salt and pepper.
  5. Take the minced garlic and drop over the potatoes.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.
Recipe by Confessions of a Cooking Diva at