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oval white plate with baked potatoes and small dish with ketchup

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

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Crispy and flavorful garlic smashed potatoes are a perfect addition to any meal. This dish is naturally gluten-free and a whole family favorite, including picky eaters.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 4 cup baby potatoes
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp basil leaves dry and crushed


  • Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 450F degrees. If it takes a while to preheat the oven, start preheating now.
  • Wash potatoes, place in a large pot, fill with water, and bring to boil on high heat. Boil for approximately 10-15 minutes till soft but skin is not peeling. Check with the fork.
  • Melt ghee in a small saucepan. Once melted, grate garlic using Microplane. Add to the hot ghee mixture. Don’t let it cook after adding the garlic.
  • Once potatoes are cooked, drain well, so they don’t have any water. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper. Arrange potatoes on the sheet pan. Keep a distance to make sure they turn crispy. Using a wide spatula, slightly press down, so they get smashed. Brush with the ghee and garlic mixture, sprinkle with salt, paprika, basil.
  • Baked on the second to the top shelf for 13-15 minutes till brown and crispy.


-To make them crispy: keep distance on the sheet pan, don’t over-boil, add spices sprinkled not mixed in the ghee.
-If using more than 4 cups of potatoes, use two baling pans.
-Garlic. Using Microplane really helps to create perfect garlic that gets crispy while in the oven.
-Smoked paprika creates a big flavor. You can also add chili powder instead.
-Don’t add additional oil, to get them crispy, you want oil only on top of the potatoes, not in the pan.
-Use whole baby potatoes, this recipe won’t work with large sliced potatoes since the skin plays a big role.
-Serve with ketchup or ranch. I love Primal Kitchen’s brand of dressings.


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 591mgPotassium: 649mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 252IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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