Smashed red potatoes on a plate.

Smashed Grilled Potatoes Recipe

Need a delicious side for dinner tonight? These smashed red potatoes are flavorful, crispy, and perfect for every potato lover!

Prep: 30 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutes
Fat 8 Carbs 29 Protein 8
Yield 16 smashed potatoes 1x


  • 8 small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon  everything bagel seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (if you use store-bought everything bagel seasoning skip the salt)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. First, preheat the grill to 400ºF or turn the oven to broil and prepare a baking sheet by lining a baking sheet with tin foil and spraying the tin foil with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Next, bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and add salt.
  3. When the water comes to a rolling boil, add the potato halves.
  4. Turn the heat to medium/high and boil potatoes for 20-25 minutes or until fork tender.
  5. While the potatoes are boiling, whisk together olive oil and spices. Set aside.
  6. Remove from the water and place potatoes onto a tea towel. Carefully remove excess water from the potatoes with the tea towel.
  7. Place each potato half on the tin foil skin-side down and gently smash each potato with the bottom of a glass or a 1 cup measuring cup (you just want a flat, hard surface). Be careful not to smash them too hard or they will turn into mashed potatoes.
  8. Drizzle each of the potatoes with olive oil and spices.
  9. For the grill. Carefully flip the potatoes skin-side up on the tin foil and transfer the tin foil from the baking sheet to the grill. Grill for 10-15 minutes and then flip the potatoes over with a spatula. Sprinkle potatoes with parmesan and let them cook for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  10. For the oven. Place potatoes in the oven skin side down and broil them on high for 3-5 minutes (depending on your broiler) or until potatoes turn golden brown and then sprinkle with parmesan and broil them for an additional 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 Calories: 203 Sugar: 1 Fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 29 Fiber: 2 Protein: 8
Author: Linley RichterCategory: Side DishMethod: GrillCuisine: American

Keywords: Smashed Red Potatoes