Herb Smashed Potatoes

Inspired by: The Pioneer Woman Cooks


  • 12 small whole new potatoes Yukon Golds are great here, too
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • dried or fresh rosemary to taste
  • fresh or dried chives to taste
  • melted butter optional


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a full boil
  3. Add potatoes and cook them 15-20 minutes, until fork tender (time will depend on the size of your taters)
  4. Drain and rinse briefly with cold water
  5. Pat dry and set aside
  6. Drizzle a cookie sheet with olive oil and place potatoes on top, leaving room in between
  7. Press down on each potato with a potato masher in each direction, until the potato is flattened slightly
  8. Brush each potato generously with olive oil and sprinkle herbs, salt and pepper on top
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown
  10. Drizzle with melted butter and serve