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Simple Garlic Smashed Potatoes are the perfect throw dish for busy weeknights. Tender golden potatoes are smashed, topped with olive oil, garlic and thyme and then roasted until crispy. A delicious gluten-free and vegan appetizer or side dish!

Herb Roasted Smashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Bailey Sissom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Simple, 30- Minute Herb Roasted Smashed Potatoes is the perfect weeknight side dish. Loaded with flavor, garlic and seasonings!


  • 1 pound 1"-diameter baby potatoes
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 Tbs thyme (or any other type of fresh herb available)


  1. Heat oven to 425. Lightly oil a baking sheet, and boil a large pot of salted water.
  2. Once water boils, add potatoes. Cook until tender (15-20 minutes).
  3. Place potatoes onto prepared baking sheet. Use fork to flatten potatoes (keep in one piece).
  4. Top with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and top with fresh thyme (or desired herb).


  1. You can use any small potato for this recipe, but I like to use golden potatoes.
  2. Fresh thyme is obviously preferable (and prettiest), but in a pinch you can sprinkle any fresh herb you have on hand ,or even use a dried version.