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smashed red potato recipe
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4.50 from 4 votes

Smashed Red Potato

Garlic smashed red potato recipe is savory and delicious without any butter or oil. Instead, use my miso garlic sauce for delicious and scrumptious smashed red potatoes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 80kcal


  • ½ pound baby red potatoes 10-12 similar sized potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 Tablespoons white to yellow miso paste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper



  • Choose 10-12 similar sized red potatoes and place them in a pot, cover with water, and add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Bring to a boil, and parboil red potatoes for 15 minutes
  • Remove from heat and place in a colander in the sink and rinse with cold water until potatoes are cool enough to handle
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Using a small ball jar or a sturdy cup with a hard round bottom, smash each potato
  • Combine minced garlic, miso, lemon juice, garlic powder, and ground pepper in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds until ingredients are melted.
  • Using a basting brush, coat the smashed red potatoes with the miso mixture.
  • Now. sprinkle with fresh chopped thyme.


  • The smashed red potatoes can be baked immediately or covered and placed in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Place smashed red potatoes in the oven, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve.


Even though smashed red potatoes can be served with any of your favorite foods, I chose grilled corn on the cob and my Beet Burger recipe. 


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg