‘Smashed’ Fingerling Potatoes with Lemon and Thyme

Delicious Potato Side Dish Recipe - SavvyMom

A quick and easy go-to potato side dish that’s perfect for summer sides and even Thanksgiving dinner!

Serves 6-8

You’ll Need

  • 4–5 lbs fingerling potatoes, scrubbed and halved (if large)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh thyme or rosemary
  • Zest from 2 lemons (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Prep and Cook

  • Place potatoes in a large pot
    Add enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch
    Bring to a rapid boil and cook potatoes until tender, about 15–20 minutes
    Drain and return potatoes to the pot along with 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Using a potato masher or a large fork, roughly start to ‘smash’ your potatoes
    Add remaining olive oil and continue to mash until you have a chunky consistency (add more olive oil if potatoes seem dry)
    Add rosemary, lemon zest, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
    Continue to smash until all ingredients are combined well and you have reached your desired consistency.
  • Transfer potatoes to a medium-sized casserole dish and spread in an even layer
    Sprinkle top with remaining ½ cup Parmesan
  • Bake in a 375 °F oven for 20–25 minutes, until hot and top is slightly golden
    Serve immediately


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