Parmesan Crusted Smashed Potatoes

Let us set the scene...crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and covered in parmesan. Is your mouth watering yet?! Keep reading for your new go-to crispy potato recipe. So good they may not make it to the plate!

June 7, 2023
Parmesan Crusted Smashed Potatoes

If you're a fan of crispy potatoes with a soft and fluffy interior, you will love this recipe. The combination of garlic, butter, and parmesan cheese adds a delicious savory flavor, plus, this recipe is easy to follow and can be prepared in no time. Whether you're looking for a side dish for your dinner or a snack to share with your friends, these smashed potatoes are sure to impress. Let's get started!


  • 3 Tbsp Butter, Melted
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Parsley, Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp Coarse Pepper
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 lbs, Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil




  1. Boil potatoes whole until they are fork tender (6-10 Minutes). Strain potatoes and let cool.

  2. Pre-heat cast iron skillet or flat top to medium high heat.

  3. Evenly distribute the cooled potatoes on a metal sheet tray, drizzle with olive oil, and use a potato masher or small metal bowl to gently smash each potato to a height of about ¼ to ½ inch (thinner potatoes will be crispier).

  4. Mix together the butter and garlic. Brush the mixture over each potato, then season with salt and pepper.

  5. Pour vegetable oil on skillet or flat top, then add flattened potatoes. Cook for 3 minutes, then flip and sprinkle with half of parmesan. Cook for 3 minutes, then flip, sprinkle with remaining parmesan, and cook 1 minute.

  6. Transfer to a pan, sprinkle with parsley and serve hot.

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