Smashed Parmesan Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I got this potato recipe by Giada de Laurentis on Food Network. They're definitely a different taste than your regular smashed potatoes! Not recommended for one who doesn't like a lot of parmesan or olive oil!!! (

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs baby red potatoes, unpeeled & halved
  • 23 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 cup olive oil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine the potatoes in a large pot of water. Cover and bring the water to a boil.
  2. Continue boiling until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of the cooking liquid.
  3. Return the potatoes to the pot. Coarsely mash the potatoes, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten.
  4. Using a large fork, stir in the Parmesan and the oil. Season the potatoes, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve.


Most Helpful

I made this recipe with Yukon Gold potatoes. It is very good. Some of the Parmesan I grated and some of it it diced into small cubes.

Ms. Poppy August 17, 2011

These were very good smashed potatoes. I downsized the recipe to just a couple healthy sized servings for Hubby and myself. They made an excellent side with Recipe #56103 for Recipe #222881. It was comfort food at its finest.

Ms B. April 16, 2007

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