Garlic Smashed Potatoes

These Garlic Smashed Potatoes are full of flavor and really tasty. Perfectly browned and deliciously crispy, they're just the side dish you want to add to your dinner table.




– 6 medium Yukon gold potatoes or other kind – 2 tbsp. plant butter – 2 tbsp. olive oil – ⅓ tsp. salt or to taste – ¼ tsp. pepper or to taste – 1 tsp. garlic powder or to taste – ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste

6 potatoes

1 hour 25 minutes

Step 1

Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a generous amount of salt. Cook the potatoes until they are soft (around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size). Drain the water and place the potatoes on a large baking sheet.

Step 2

Using a potato masher, smash the potatoes, but keep them in one piece. Season the potatoes with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.

Step 3

Dip a pastry brush into the oil and brush the oil onto the potatoes.

Step 4

Place a thick slice of plant butter on top and sprinkle on a few red pepper flakes.

Step 5

Bake at 400°F for about 45 minutes, until the smashed potatoes are crispy on the outside and slightly browned.

How to Store

To store any leftovers, place the Garlic Smashed Potatoes in an airtight container once cooled, laying some parchment paper between each layer to keep them from sticking together. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.