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Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Deliciously cheesy potatoes that are incredibly crispy on the outside, but soft and tender on the inside.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 159
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 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)


  • Place potatoes in a large pot and add water to cover the potatoes.
  • Season water with salt and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Transfer potatoes to a colander; drain and wash with cold water.
  • Let cool 5 minutes.
  • Using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer, smash each potato to a 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Heat olive oil in the griddle pan.
  • Add thyme and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
  • 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.
  • Transfer potatoes to a serving plate, season with salt and pepper, and immediately sprinkle with parmesan cheese; allow to melt.
  • Add chopped fresh parsley and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Crispy Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 177mg7%
Potassium 631mg18%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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