Smashed Red Potatoes with Lemon Garlic & Herb Aioli

I’d really eat potatoes any way you make them.  Mash ‘em, smash ‘em, scallop ‘em and I’m in.  These smashed potatoes are easy, flavorful, and a great alternative to the traditional mashed potatoes.  A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or a weeknight meal.⁣

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Smashed Red Potatoes with Lemon Garlic & Herb Aioli

Course: Side Dishes
Keyword: Gluten Free, Holiday Entertaining
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Denise


  • 2 lbs small red potatoes ⁣
  • Olive oil⁣
  • Kosher salt⁣
  • Black pepper ⁣
  • Dried oregano or Italian seasoning ⁣
  • Parmesan cheese grated ⁣

Lemon Garlic & Herb Aioli:⁣

  • 1 1/2 cup avocado mayonnaise⁣
  • 1 egg yolk⁣
  • 2 cloves garlic minced⁣
  • 2-4 Tbsp fresh herbs minced (dill and chives)⁣
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon ⁣
  • Salt and pepper to taste ⁣


  • Fill a large stockpot 3/4 full with boiling water.  Generously salt.  Bring to a boil.  Add red potatoes to boiling water.  ⁣
  • Boil until for tender, about 30 minutes.  Drain.⁣
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.⁣
  • Use the back of a large spatula or the bottom of a cast iron skillet and a flat surface to gently press each potato down the flatten.⁣
  • Once flattened, place all potatoes on a baking sheet coated with nonstick spray.  ⁣
  • Drizzle with olive oil, kosher salt, pepper and seasoning.  Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned.  Bake a few minutes longer for extra crispy.⁣
  • While potatoes are cooking, prepare aioli.  Combine all ingredients for aioli in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Set aside in refrigerator until ready to serve.⁣


Serves 6-8⁣
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