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Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes – Deliciously cheesy potatoes that are incredibly crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside.

Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes | www.diethood.com | Deliciously cheesy potatoes that are incredibly crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside.



BEHOLD! My potatoes-obsession returns!!

But, FIRST! Have you watched “The Voice”? You know that one part during “The Battles” where you think it’s all over for one of the contestants, and just as they are to walk off the stage, one of the coaches presses the “Steal” button?

OH, that part makes me ugly-cry each and every time. Like, mouth quivering, tears rolling, throat closing… Buhlieve me… It’s ug.ly.

p.s. I *just* watched The Voice and cried the ugly cry.

Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes | www.diethood.com | Deliciously cheesy potatoes that are incredibly crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside.

Also? You know that one time when your kids stayed up waaaaay past their bedtime – and were jumping off the walls – because you agreed to give them M&M’s an hour before bed time JUST so they would zip it and let you watch 10 MINUTES of The Voice??
Yours didn’t do that???
Mine, either! High-Five! (That’s a dang lie…)

Let’s discuss the best smashed potatoes I’ve ever had.

Right around this time, I ALWAYS cozy up back to the potatoes. I’m a carbivore, through and through. I love ’em loaded, but I can definitely enjoy them double baked, crispy and always cheesy.

Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes | www.diethood.com | Deliciously cheesy potatoes that are incredibly crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside.

The real question here is, what do you do with yourself after eating 6 of these smashed potatoes?
Find the nearest treadmill? No. Eat kale? No.
Vegetate on the couch? DING DING DING! And look through the latest Food Network Vogue Magazine while sipping on lemon water… because lemon water is going to flush out the carbs…

You shush! I like to believe these things – they keep me happy.

Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes | www.diethood.com | Deliciously cheesy potatoes that are incredibly crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside.

Look at them… I Love ’em! I just kinda didn’t bake ’em. For the sake of lotsa crispiness and lotsa flavor, I threw them on my griddle pan and gave ’em a crisp they’d never forget!

I’d be okay with you skipping that part and baking them, instead, but for the love of crispiness, do it mah way. It works. And it’s so, so, SO delicious!

ENJOY!

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Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Deliciously cheesy potatoes that are incredibly crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside.
Servings: 10
Calories: 159 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3- pounds red potatoes , rinsed and dried
  • salt for the water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley , for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and add water to cover the potatoes.
  2. Season water with salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer potatoes to a colander; drain and wash with cold water.
  5. Let cool 5 minutes.
  6. Using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer, smash each potato to a 1/2-inch thickness.
  7. Heat olive oil in the griddle pan.
  8. Add thyme and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
  9. Working in batches, cook the smashed potatoes, turning once, until browned and crispy; about 3 minutes on each side. Add more olive oil if needed.
  10. Transfer potatoes to a serving plate, season with salt and pepper, and immediately sprinkle with parmesan cheese; allow to melt.
  11. Add chopped fresh parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD

WW SmartPoints: 5

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 177mg 7%
Potassium 631mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 14.6%
Calcium 12.5%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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27 Responses
  1. SallyJoJo

    Made these last night and used blue cheese instead of parmesan. OMG! Delicious 🙂 I cheated and just microwaved the potatoes. . . don’t tell!

    1. Ooooh let me know how long in the microwave?? That sounds like the best idea! So happy to know you enjoyed them…AND you got to grill! It’s 32 degrees here… the grill and I won’t be seeing each other for at least 6 months. 😀

      1. SallyJoJo

        Just a few minutes in the microwave, just be sure to poke them with a fork. I also have used this recipe for leftover whole boiled red skin potatoes and they work great. I live in Central Florida. . it’s always grill weather 🙂

  2. *High Five!!* I totally let my daughter eat candy and jump on the bed just so she can let me watch a show. Whatever, she’ll thank me. I’m almost sure of it. Now these potatoes!! I love me a crispy potato, so I will NOT skip the griddle part!

  3. We must be carbivore twins, we posted potatoes today too. Loving your potatoes, crisp on the outside.. Mmmm.

    I am all too familiar with the ugly cry during the voice although I haven’t watched in a few seasons. I have priorities… Like Walking Dead, BlackList and Person of Interest. LOL

  4. LOVE it! These sound so good, and I bet they are so flavorful too! A great runner food, and as I start back after my time off tomorrow, this will be a great time to try them out! Pinning!

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