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Smashed yukon gold potatoes with chimichurri sauce on a sheet pan

Roasted Smashed Potatoes with Chimichurri

These roasted smashed potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Topped with chimichurri sauce, makes this an easy perfect side dish for any meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Argentina
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 264kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes small potatoes
  • 1/8 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the Chimichurri
  • 1/2 cup red onion minced
  • 1/3 bunch parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon black pepper


  • For the Chimichurri:
  • Mix chimichurri ingredients in a bowl and let stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Add the potatoes and 1/8 cup salt to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook the potatoes until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes.
  • Add 1/4 cup oil to a baking sheet and spread it around. Gently transfer potatoes to the baking sheet. Shake the pan back and forth so the potatoes roll in the oil.Smash the potatoes with the back of a fork. Don't crush them, just smash them until they break open. Drizzle with more oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes or until they're starting to turn golden brown on the top. Transfer the potatoes to a serving platter and drizzle on the chimichurri sauce.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 2374mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4mg