Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes served with roasted garlic aioli is an easy and hearty side dish.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Traditional
Keyword garlic aioli, potato, smashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 48 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 291kcal


Garlic Aioli

  • 1 head roasted garlic*
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

  • 1 & 1/2 pounds fingerling or creamer potatoes (I used Side Delights Steamables in the red potato variety)
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated


Garlic Aioli

  • This needs to be made first so it can sit while the potatoes cook. Mash garlic into a small bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge until potatoes are done cooking. 

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

  • Place the Side Delights Steamables into the microwave and cook per the directions on the back of the bag until tender.** Let sit until cool to the touch. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Spray a sheet tray with cooking spray. Taking the palm of your hand, or a heavy bottomed glass, smash each potato one by one. You just want to flatten them out, but make sure they are still intact. Place potatoes on the sheet tray, not touching. Brush with the butter on both sides.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then flip the potatoes over. Sprinkle the cheese on each one and bake an additional 20 minutes. Potatoes will be crispy and golden brown on the outside, creamy on the inside. Serve with garlic aioli. 


*To roast garlic, preheat oven to 350°. Cut the top off the garlic, just so the cloves are exposed. Place into a piece of foil that will cover the whole head of garlic. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt. Seal foil around the garlic and bake for 1 hour until the garlic cloves are soft and lightly golden brown.
**You can also boil the potatoes if you do not have the Steamables variety. Just place potatoes into a medium-sized pot covered with cold water and 2 teaspoons of kosher salt. Cover, bring to a boil, cook for 20-30 minutes until potatoes are fork tender. Drain, and set aside until they are cool to the touch.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 11.2mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg