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Smashed Italian Red Potatoes Recipe

These delicious potatoes make a delicious appetizer or side dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potatoes, Easy potatoes, potato side dish, Red potatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 226kcal


  • Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Saucepan
  • Drinking Glass


  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  • Scrub and rinse potatoes and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Pour 3/4 cup water into the baking sheet and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are soft on the inside.
  • Carefully remove foil. Remove potatoes from pan and set aside on another baking sheet to cool.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and saute for a minute, or until it turns golden brown.
  • Remove from heat and add Italian seasoning.
  • Using the bottom of a drinking glass, smash each potato flat.
  • Drizzle oil over the top of potatoes.
  • Drizzle butter mixture over potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Return potatoes, uncovered, to oven for 5 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg