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These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are paired with a refreshing yogurt sauce made with parsley, lemon, and garlic. It’s an easy, vegetarian, and gluten-free side dish that is sure to be a hit with friends and family!

crispy smashed potatoes with parsley yogurt dip on plate

Earlier this year I made Smashed Potatoes With Hemp Seed Pesto for the first time, and I have to say it was maybe one of my favourite recipes!

I felt inspired to try another version of crispy smashed potatoes, this time with a yogurt sauce made with parsley, lemon, and garlic (I’ve served a similar sauce with these Roasted Spicy Honey Carrots before).

Let’s just say you can’t really go wrong with warm, crispy potatoes and a refreshing herby sauce…

This potato side dish is super easy to make and uses simple, healthy ingredients. It’s a great option to serve at your next dinner party or simply with a weeknight meal.

I hope you guys enjoy this crispy smashed potato recipe as much as I do!

crispy smashed potatoes with parsley yogurt dip on plate

How To Make Smashed Potatoes

While you can use any type of white potato, I recommend choosing smaller ones so that you get more bite-sized pieces. Personally, I used red potatoes for this recipe.

Start by giving the potatoes a good wash, then add them to a large pot and submerge with water. Bring potatoes to a boil, then cover and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. Drain potatoes in a colander.

Preheat your oven to 425F. Next, toss the potatoes in a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, then spread them out onto a baking sheet.

Using a fork, gently “smash” each potato down, making sure not to push your fork all the way through (or else the potatoes will fall apart).

Keep a bit of space between each potato, and pop them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes till they get nice and crispy.

crispy smashed red potatoes on baking sheet

How To Make Parsley Yogurt Sauce

While the potatoes are in the oven, you can prepare the parsley yogurt sauce.

Simply mix plain Greek yogurt, tons of fresh parsley, garlic powder, lemon, salt, and pepper into a food processor, and pulse until combined. Adjust seasonings to taste, and transfer the yogurt sauce into a small bowl.

Serve the potatoes alongside the yogurt sauce. You can either drizzle the yogurt overtop, or use it as a dip!

parsley yogurt dip

Potato Nutrition

Despite their undeserving bad rap, white potatoes are actually full of nutrition.

A 100-gram serving (2/3-cup) provides a third of your daily vitamin C needs!

Potatoes are also high in other essential micronutrients, like vitamin B6 and potassium.

They’re also an excellent source of dietary fibre, which is good for your gut, heart, and blood sugar levels.

Greek Yogurt Nutrition

Plain greek yogurt is an excellent source of many essential nutrients.

A single 3/4-cup serving contains about 16 grams of complete protein, which is double the amount in regular yogurt.

Greek yogurt is also a great source of micronutrients, like calcium, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin B12.

How To Store & Reheat Smashed Potatoes

While smashed potatoes taste best fresh from the oven, it is possible to reheat them. I would highly recommend reheating them in the oven so that they maintain their texture – 10 minutes at 350F should do the trick.

If you’re planning on having leftovers, keep the yogurt sauce separate from the potatoes.

Both the yogurt sauce and potatoes can be kept in airtight containers in the fridge for about 3-4 days.

crispy smashed potatoes with parsley yogurt dip on plate

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These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are paired with a refreshing yogurt sauce made with parsley, lemon, and garlic. It's an easy, vegetarian, and gluten-free side dish that is sure to be a hit with friends and family!
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs mini potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt + pepper

Parsley Yogurt Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Wash potatoes, then add them to a large pot and submerge with water. Bring potatoes to a boil, then cover and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. Drain potatoes.
  • Preheat your oven to 425F. Next, toss the potatoes in olive oil, salt, and pepper, then spread them out onto a baking sheet.
  • Using a fork, gently "smash" each potato down, making sure not to push your fork all the way through (or else the potatoes will fall apart). Keep a bit of space between each potato, and pop them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes till they get nice and crispy.
  • While the potatoes are in the oven, you can prepare the parsley yogurt sauce. Simply mix plain Greek yogurt, tons of fresh parsley, garlic powder, lemon, salt, and pepper into a food processor, and pulse until combined. Adjust seasonings to taste, and transfer the yogurt sauce into a small bowl.
  • Remove potatoes from the oven and serve alongside the yogurt sauce. You can either drizzle the yogurt overtop, or use it as a dip!

Notes

*You can use any type of white potato, but I recommend choosing smaller ones so that you get more bite-sized pieces. Personally, I used mini red potatoes for this recipe.
*If you’re planning on having leftovers, keep the yogurt sauce separate from the potatoes. Both the yogurt sauce and potatoes can be kept in airtight containers in the fridge for about 3 days.
*While smashed potatoes taste best fresh, it is possible to reheat them. I would highly recommend reheating them in the oven so that they maintain their texture – 10 minutes at 350F should do the trick!
 

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