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Bite Sized Smashed Potatoes are an easy side dish. Baby potatoes baked with fresh thyme, garlic, and olive oil are crispy on the outside and soft inside.

bite size smashed potatoes

Bite Sized Smashed Potatoes are best when made with mini Yukon gold potatoes, in my opinion.

A lot of people might want to make these with baby red potatoes, and those would work perfectly fine and taste great, but there is just a creamy buttery goodness with the golden Yukons.

I’m always on the hunt for a quick and easy side dish to serve with dinner. The typical dinner in our house almost always consists of a protein, a starch, and a veggie.

For example, in my mind the perfect dinner is something like a pork tenderloin, some kind of side dish, and a fresh green salad. Boom! That satisfies my meal OCD. I mean my meal checklist.

Turns out I had this little bag of potatoes sitting in my refrigerator for quite some time and I didn’t really have a plan to do anything with them.

I knew the skins were super tender on this variety and peeling those little things wasn’t an option. I also knew that if I boiled them whole, they would be wonderfully soft and tender on the outside.

But how to serve? I figured a nice smash and a light toss in my favorite olive oil along with some fresh herbs and garlic would finish them off nicely. Turns out I was right! These Bite Sized Smashed Potatoes turned out perfectly.

smashed potatoes on a dish

Some people crave sweets. Some people crave carbs. Sadly, I crave both. If you’re one of those people who love foods like these Bite Sized Smashed Potatoes, then you should definitely check out some of my other favorite potato recipes:

bite sized mashed potatoes

Bite Sized Smashed Potatoes

Prep15 minutes
Cook30 minutes
Total45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Bite Sized Smashed Potatoes are an easy side dish. Baby potatoes baked with fresh thyme, garlic, and olive oil are crispy on the outside and soft inside.



  • 2 pounds baby fingerling potatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Boil potatoes until slightly tender. Drain.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Using a baking sheet, smash each potato. Mix together oil, thyme, garlic and salt. Spoon evenly over smashed potatoes.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.


Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 397mg, Potassium: 644mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 32mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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