Mini Rosemary Smashed Potatoes Print Recipe Print Recipe


I’m sorry.

I just don’t have an appetite lately.

Okay, fine. Lately as well as the past 7 months…

I’m back to potatoes, but surprisingly, without the butter. These mini smashed potatoes are a great side for any occasion and the beauty of it, they’re naturally gluten-free.



Back in June, I attended BlogHer Food in Seattle and one morning we stumbled over to Lola for breakfast. I’m pretty sure we all ordered a breakfast that came with these amazing “smashed potatoes”, but almost certain they were fried.

Anyways, I’m still thinking about them and thought I’d recreate a healthy version.

Serve as a side with:

  • Eggs [scrambled, over easy, whatever you prefer], bacon or sausage, omelet, etc.
  • Meat, poultry, fish, roasted veggies, salad, stews, etc.

The other bonus, aside from them being easy and healthy, potatoes are inexpensive making this a cost saving side.


Mini Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

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  • 1 lb [1 sack] baby potatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary or 2 tablespoons fresh
  • salt + pepper


Preheat oven 400 degrees F.

In a bowl, mix together potatoes, garlic, olive oil, rosemary and salt and pepper. Transfer everything to a baking sheet.

note: if you don’t want to dirty a bowl, you can mix everything together on the baking sheet with your hands. 

Bake for about 40 minutes or until potatoes are soft in the middle. If you like them more crispy, you can cook for longer, but you’ll likely have to toss out the garlic pieces because they’ll be a little too crispy.

Once the potatoes have cooled slightly, take one potato at a time and with a large knife – blade horizontal to the cutting board, smash with your first to flatten each potato.

Season with salt + pepper, serve immediately and enjoy!


*gluten-free *dairy-free *vegetarian 



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  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    These look so darn delicious! Yum!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Meeeeemoriessssss, like the coooorners of my miiiiind. <3

  • Beth Manos Brickey

    Yum! I love making potatoes like this in a skillet or a flat iron griddle, first I boil them till almost done, then smash them and cook them in some oil until they get super crispy. My favorite.

  • Katie Unger

    One of my favorite parts of fall are all the comfort foods. Potatoes are riiiight up there at the top.

    Only a couple more months (less!) of that wonky hunger! Hang in there!

  • Brian Samuels

    I love doing smashed potatoes! Sometimes I drizzle brown butter on top. Yeah, it’s decadent 🙂

  • Marla Meridith

    Love these smashed potatoes!! Especially after visiting potato farms all week 🙂

  • Colette

    Simply delicious!

  • Maria

    Perfect with any meal!

  • thelittleloaf

    These look like perfect little bites of deliciousness!

  • Shaina Olmanson

    Rosemary and potatoes go so well together.

  • Ana

    Those look so cute! And rosemary + potatoes are always a perfect combo!

  • Sylvie Shirazi

    I agree with everyone rosemary and potatoes are the perfect pair!

  • Marisol Lopez

    Maybe a silly question, but is the garlic chopped or tossed in whole? Thanks!

  • Aida Mollenkamp

    Yay to smashed potatoes! They’re one of my favorite preparations and my niece and nephew love helping with the smashing part!

  • Ashley

    Don’t feel bad about not being here as much – you are busy baking a baby! There will be a time when food satisfies again, trust me. For now I’ll linger over these potatoes. Yum.

  • rvank

    Yummy! I love smashed potatoes. And you can’t go wrong with rosemary and potato.