Garlic Smashed Roast Potatoes

Written by Liz

I’m Liz, I share recipes and easy substitutes to make plant-based living simple!

February 3, 2022



Garlic Smashed Roast Potatoes

These twice cooked smashed potatoes are the ultimate twist on roast spuds! Crispy and rough on the outside, soft on the inside with a classic garlic and rosemary flavour - no side dish is more satisfying.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword crispy smashed potatoes, garlic potatoes, plant based roast, roast potatoes, roast vegetables, roasted potatoes, smashed roast potatoes, vegan roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cost $6


  • 1 kg washed potatoes medium-large
  • 50 g vegan butter or margarine melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced


  • Preheat oven to 200C. Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork to prevent splitting.
  • Add potatoes to a large pot with a very generous pinch of salt. Cover with water, then bring to the boil over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until soft.
  • Drain the potatoes, then transfer them to a roasting tray. Using a potato masher, press each potato until they partially split and are about half their starting height.
  • Drizzle potatoes with melted margarine and sprinkle with salt, rosemary and garlic. Use your hands to rub the butter and toppings onto all sides of the potatoes.
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