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A baking sheet filled with smashed potatoes with garlic butter in a spoon

Garlic Chive Smashed Potatoes

In these crispy Garlic and Chive Smashed Potatoes, tender potatoes are smashed, baked until golden-brown, and smothered in homemade garlic chive butter in this unbelievably easy yet indulgent recipe!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes, smashed potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 340kcal
Author Jessica Merchant


  • 2 lbs baby Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives


  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill it with cold water. Bring the water to a boil. Simmer the potatoes until they are just barely fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Strain the potatoes and let them cool slightly.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  • Brush a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place the potatoes on the sheet. Use your hand or the bottom of a small glass to smash them down, trying to keep them in one piece.
  • Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over the potatoes. Sprinkle the potatoes with the salt and pepper.
  • Place the sheet in the oven and roast the potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • While the potatoes are roasting, make the garlic chive butter. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the garlic and chives. Turn off the heat.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and brush with the garlic chive butter. Serve immediately.


10 Minute Meal Prep- Boil the potatoes, then let them cool completely.  Store them in a sealed container or bag in the fridge for up to 3 days until you're ready to use.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 972mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg