Garlic Smashed Potatoes

"Crushed potatoes with garlic, butter, and paprika – baked to a crisp."
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 12mins

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  • 1 bag of mini tricolored potatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoons minced garlic
  • paprika, salt, and pepper to taste


  • Step 1

    Add potatoes and salt to a pot of water and boil for 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 450°F

  • Step 3

    While the potatoes are boiling, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle with with oil (not the 2 tbsp). Spread oil around evenly with a brush or your fingers.

  • Step 4

    Strain potatoes and place them on the baking sheet, leaving about 1-2 inches between each potatoes. Using a glass cup, smash the potatoes gently and use your finger to push the potatoes off the bottom of the cup (if it gets stuck).

  • Step 5

    Mix garlic with 1/4 cup of olive oil and melted butter, then spoon the mixture onto each smashed potato. Make sure to get a little garlic onto each potato. And be careful not to put too much oil on each one because they'll get soggy.

  • Step 6

    Season potatoes with paprika, salt, and pepper. Bake for 20-25 min or until they brown and crisp up. Enjoy!

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