Roasted Smashed Potatoes smothered in garlic herb butter and Parmesan are one of the most delicious sides on the planet and SO easy! Garlic Smashed Potatoes may look impressive but are one of the easiest sides you will ever make – and you don’t even have to peel any potatoes! They are salty crispy on the outside, buttery tender on the inside and intoxicatingly delicious all over. These Smashed Red Potatoes are the perfect side to any meal or an irresistible finger party food. Aside from their YUM factor, these Smashed Potatoes get major points because you can prep them almost entirely ahead of time, perfect for entertaining and holidays.
I stick with potatoes about the size of a golf ball. You can use smaller or larger potatoes and adjust the cooking time accordingly – and your expectations. Small potatoes will emerge crispier all over because there is a greater ratio of crispy skin to fluffy inside. Larger potatoes will still get crispy, but have a larger ratio of fluffy inside to crispy skin. Both are delicious – just different!