Today’s Recipe: Rosemary & Garlic Smashed Potatoes

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ROSEMARY & GARLIC SMASHED POTATOES
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 35 MINUTES
MAKES: ABOUT 12 POTATOES

1½     lbs small red potatoes (about 12 potatoes), baked
8        garlic cloves, peeled and minced
3        fresh rosemary sprigs, minced
1        t salt
¾       t pepper
¼       cup olive oil, divided
4        ozs goat cheese (½ cup)

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. In a small bowl, combine garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper; set aside.
3. Pour 2 T olive oil onto a large baking pan. Add about half the garlic mixture and spread evenly over pan.
4. Add potatoes; flatten each potato with the back of a spatula. Top potatoes with remaining garlic mixture and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Brush tops of potatoes to spread oil and garlic mixture around.
5. Bake for 15 minutes. Carefully flip each potato over and bake for another 15 minutes. Crumble goat cheese over potatoes and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Gather ingredients.

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Preheat oven to 400°F. Add 8 cloves peeled and minced garlic to a small bowl.

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Add 3 sprigs minced rosemary.

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Add 1 t salt.

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Add ¾ t pepper.

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Stir to combine.

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Pour 2 T olive oil onto a large baking pan.

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Add about half the garlic mixture and spread evenly over pan.

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Add 1½ lbs baked small red potatoes (about 12 potatoes).

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Flatten each potato with the back of a spatula.

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Top potatoes with remaining garlic mixture.

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Drizzle with remaining 2 T olive oil.

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Brush tops of potatoes to spread oil and garlic mixture around.

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Bake for 15 minutes. Carefully flip each potato over and bake for another 15 minutes.

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Crumble 4 oz (½ cup) goat cheese over potatoes and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

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Leave a comment 7 Comments

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This looks like a delicious way to enjoy red potatoes, minus the garlic for me. My daughter’s creamy goat cheese will be perfect too! I think I could substitute a touch of fresh thyme for the garlic and create a rosemary/thyme fresh herb mix with the olive oil instead.

  2. Jaimey says:

    Oh boy! I need to try this recipe!! Looks easy and delicious!!

  3. Virginia says:

    I made these last night – they were so good! Hubby loved them! Thanks. 🙂

  4. Brenda says:

    These sound absolutely wonderful! I’m definitely going to try these

  5. Krista says:

    I love how they are smashed! Makes it real fun! Another delicious potato recipe to add to my family’s favorites. We will be giving this one a try.

  6. Jackie Edmondson says:

    Looks and sounds very good I’m going to try it

  7. StacyV says:

    How funny! We have been eating a much simplified and lower fat version of these for years! Ever since we went organic about 6 or 7 years ago I missed my horrifying guilty pleasure of Tator Tots! (Yes, I can hear the gasps now!) One thing I quickly learned was there is a reasonable replacement for nearly everything!! I found a recipe for simple Smashed Potatoes, seasoned with just salt and pepper, and sprayed with EVOO from this really cool sprayer bottle I found on Amazon made just for oil. It sprays a nice thin layer of oil on what ever you aim it at and pull the trigger! After the first baking I only smash the potatoes no less than 3/4″ thick, sprinkle with Celtic Sea Salt, fresh ground Organic pepper, spray with Organic EVOO, place on a Baking Stone, and bake without turning until crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside! It only takes about 15 to 20 minutes because the baking stone does all the work! We like to dip them in homemade Ranch dressing. But now we have a new way to try them! I’m not a huge rosemary fan, so I’ll mix it with some other fresh herbs, and my DH won’t touch Goat Cheese, maybe I can make some fresh cheese to use…I am excited to try this new version out, experiment with it and see what I can come up with! I’m sure I can come up with a few tasty versions we both like, and that we can serve to company! Oh, just had a thought…

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