The BEST EVER Salty Herbed Smashed Red Potatoes

The BEST EVER Salty Herbed Smashed Red Potatoes are the perfect side dish! Smothered in tasty herbs and chunky salt, these are finger-lickin' good! 


  • 12 red potatoes
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • dried basil leaves
  • dried thyme leaves
  • dried rosemary


  1. In a large stock pot filled halfway with water, bring to boil and liberally salt water. Add red potatoes, and boil for 15 minutes, or until they are fork tender. Strain; set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Using a baking sheet, drizzle some olive oil onto the sheet, and spread around using hand (or paper towel). Line your potatoes up 4 to a row, 3 across, making sure they aren't too close to each other. Using a potato masher or strong fork, press down in the center to smash your potato; repeat for all potatoes.

  3. Drizzle olive oil over the tops of the potatoes, then brush around the entire potato (I used a basting brush). Sprinkle kosher salt, pepper, and all herbs over the tops of the potatoes. Place into oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until browned on the top.

Recipe Notes

These are delicious by themselves, but also taste amazing topped with sour cream or greek yogurt, and also parmesan cheese! Yum!