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Smashed Parmesan Potatoes

A sheet pan with smashed seasoned potatoes on it.

The Benefits

Potatoes: This naturally gluten-free starchy root may help improve digestive health, boost heart health and control blood sugar.

Vitamin B6 & C - Fiber - Potassium 

Parsley: This fragrant leafy herb is a powerful natural diuretic which may help reduce bloating and control blood pressure. It may also support bone health, protect against osteoporosis and have anti-inflammatory benefits. 

Vitamin A, C & K - Calcium - Folate - Potassium

Olive Oil: This beautifully green oil is filled with healthy-fats and antioxidants that may improve heart health, lower the risk of stroke, fight inflammation, help prevent cancer and boost brain health.

Vitamins A, E, K - Iron - Calcium - Magnesium

Garlic: This delicious addition to any dish has antibiotic properties which may boost immunity, and prevent the onset of dementia.

Manganese - Vitamins  B6 & C - Selenium

The Recipe


16 baby yellow potatoes, use more if you want

5 tbsp olive oil

1.5 tbsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional

salt & pepper

1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated

1/2 c. flatleaf parsley, chopped


1) Boil the potatoes: Add salt, potatoes, and water to a large pot. Bring to boil over high heat and cook potatoes until tender and can be pierced with a fork. About 15-20 minutes.

2) Create the oil mixture: In a bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and pepper. Wait to add the salt until the end. 3) Preheat oven to 400F

4) Prepare the boiled potatoes: Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper. Disperse the potatoes on the baking sheet evenly. Using the bottom of a water glass, smash the potatoes down. Using a brush, paint the smashed potatoes with the prepared oil concoction. Generously sprinkle parmesan over top the potatoes.

Tip: The potatoes may stick to the bottom of the glass. You can use a knife to gently remove it. Or, occasionally wipe the glass clean.

5) Bake potatoes: Place in oven and bake until crispy. This may take between 25-35 minutes but keep an eye on them since every oven is different.

6) Serve and enjoy! Remove the potatoes from the oven, sprinkle with salt and freshly chopped parsley, and allow to cool.

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