Chunky Smashed Potatoes Carrots Aglio e Olio

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Jazz up plain potatoes and carrots with an Italian Aglio e Olio a garlic and oil coating you can get on your tables in less than 30 minutes.

Our garlic smashed potatoes and carrots are still chunky full of flavor and can be microwaved, roasted, or boiled and one of our family's favorite side dishes.

These easy potato carrots combinations are the perfect alternative on those busy weeknights when you're stumped for a great side dish, our recipe is even kid-approved when it comes to gobbling it down.

Every one plus we even have topping suggestions for those who want gooey melty cheese on top or a fresh herb with breadcrumb.

We love this recipe with pork chops, grilled steaks, stuffed cheeseburgers, and just about any kind of meat served.

Scroll down to my printable recipe card for this delicious recipe!



potato and carrot medley on a white plate with butter and garlic oil





Chunky Smashed Potatoes and Carrots



What better way to made a quick side dish than to combine two great vegetables in one bowl that's not only tasty but much more colorful than a plain potato?

Check out our delicious topping suggestions to change these spuds with carrots up every time and make a new creative dish!

The ease of this potato side dish and combinations are endless with possibilities.


a chunky potato and carrot combination


Tips and Topping Suggestions


  1. Yukon gold, white potatoes, and Idaho are preferred
  2. chopped up fingerling carrots will cook quicker
  3. Topping Suggestions: (leave plain with salt, pepper add topping if preferred)
  4. Cooked crumbled bacon and shredded sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, chives chopped
  5. Fresh chopped dill, freshly chopped parsley, basil, and parmesan cheese 
  6. Shredded swiss, provolone, mozzarella, parmesan with chopped cooked ham
  7. Leftover cooked meats like (or even deli meats like ham and roast beef), sliced hotdogs, crumbled cooked hamburger meat, kielbasa with your favorite shredded cheese melted on top
  8. Black beans, ground beef  with taco seasoning, shredded  cheddar cheese
  9. Cooked sliced Italian sausage, roasted peppers, escarole, and Parmesan cheese, sprinkle with breadcrumbs
  10. Not a fan of carrots try another vegetable you prefer or even sweet potatoes as a change 
  11. Leave out the carrots and just make these delicious potatoes with the oil, butter, and garlic with breadcrumbs on top with your favorite chopped fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, parsley, basil, oregano (you can choose one or a medley)


melted cheese topped potatoes and carrots


Easy Cooking Methods for Chunky Smashed Potatoes and Carrots

  1. Boiled: cut the potatoes into small cubes (boil skin off or on the potatoes) add fingerling carrots for around 20 minutes
  2. Microwaved: place cubed potatoes and carrots in a microwave-proof boil with either chicken broth or water, microwave for around 11 minutes
  3. Roast: place the cubed potatoes and carrots on a baking sheet tossed or oil sprayed with cooking oil (preferably olive oil) and roast at 400 degrees for around 30 minutes


potatoes with fresh rosemary


Ingredients To Make Chunky Smashed Potatoes and Carrots(Scroll to the recipe card for exact measurements)


  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • granulated garlic powder (optional use 3 cloves of finely minced garlic sauteed instead of granulated see recipe card for instructions)
  • olive oil
  • dried basil and parsley and oregano
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan and Romano blended grated cheese


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We love unique potato recipes and this one will be a new favorite in your home.


Easy to make and adapt to whatever your family will like.


The potatoes and carrots can even be cooked ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for making a different topping all week long!


Give them a try and let us know how you like them.


Chunky Smashed Potatoes Carrots Aioli

Chunky Smashed Potatoes and Carrots in Aglio e Olio

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia1 Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 35 Min
Here is a basic easy side dish with potatoes and carrots tossed in a garlic butter aglio e olio

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 cubed and peeled potatoes (Yukon gold, white, Idaho)
  • 1 cup or more of crinkled cut carrots, fingerling carrots chopped or use canned carrots rinsed
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish:
  • 1/4 cup Italian flavored breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan and Romano blended grated cheese
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • 3 cloves of  finely minced garlic sauteed ( or use 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder and no need for sauteing)
  • Herb suggestions depending on what your family likes:
  • freshly chopped dill, rosemary, parsley, basil
  • dried oregano

Instructions

  1.  Cube potatoes with or without skin.
  2. Cut carrots in small pieces if using fingerling style.
  3. Place both the carrots and potatoes in the same bowl and pick a cooking method:
  4. Boiled: cut the potatoes into small cubes (boil skin off or on the potatoes) add fingerling carrots for around 20 minutes
  5. Microwaved: place cubed potatoes and carrots in a microwave-proof boil with either chicken broth or water, microwave for around 11 minutes
  6. Roast: place the cubed potatoes and carrots on a baking sheet tossed or oil sprayed with cooking oil (preferably olive oil) and roast at 400 degrees for around 30 minutes
  7. While the potatoes and carrots are cooking make the aioli.
  8. (See note at the bottom for quick method.)
  9. In a small saucepan add the butter and olive oil.
  10. Saute the garlic for 2 minutes, do not brown.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Add the herbs you would like to use.
  13. Pour the aioli over the cooked potatoes and carrots and toss gently.
  14. Optional:
  15. Sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs and grated cheese. red pepper flakes if desired and serve.
  16. Note Quick Method: if not using freshly minced garlic, then just melt the butter, mix in the olive oil, granulated garlic, and herbs. No sauteing is necessary,  just pour the butter mixture over the  hot potato/carrot combination

Notes:

Tips and Topping Suggestions


  1. Yukon gold, white potatoes, and Idaho are preferred
  2. chopped up fingerling carrots will cook quicker
  3. Topping Suggestions: (leave plain add a topping just salt, pepper if preferred)
  4. Cooked crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese
  5. Fresh chopped dill, freshly chopped parsley, basil, and parmesan cheese 
  6. Shredded swiss, provolone, mozzarella, parmesan with chopped cooked ham
  7. Leftover cooked meats like (or even deli meats like ham and roast beef), sliced hotdogs, crumbled cooked hamburger meat, kielbasa with your favorite shredded cheese melted on top
  8. Black beans, ground beef with taco seasoning, shredded cheddar cheese
  9. Cooked sliced Italian sausage, roasted peppers, escarole, and Parmesan cheese, sprinkle with breadcrumbs
  10. Not a fan of carrots try another vegetable you prefer or even sweet potatoes as a change 
  11. Leave out the carrots and just make these delicious potatoes with the oil, butter, and garlic with breadcrumbs on top with your favorite chopped fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, parsley, basil, oregano (you can choose one or a medley)


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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2012. It was edited and re-published in 2021.

34 comments

  1. Potatoes are my weakness, along with chocolates and bread! Just love theses loaded taters!

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  2. Gosh, this looks excellent! And the additional carrots take a wee bit of guilt out of eating cheesy potatoes ;)

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  3. Honey avoids carrots, but that would not happen here. Thanks these look great and I always have these staples in my kitchen.

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  4. Yum! These sure look good and I love the casserole in the previous post too!

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  5. Oh my goodness...this looks & sounds soooo luscious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm sharing you link with my 3 sisters...they'll love it, I'm sure!

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  6. Wow, Claudia-You got a long of things going on in that oven of yours besides the Cheesy Garlic Smashed Potatoes.

    I see your roasted broccoli, and a tart shell...yumm!!!
    Love the way you combined all these delicious and tempting things...of course, the garlic, and the cheddar cheese...my weakness!!!

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  7. Ahhh comfort food at its best :) meatless too!

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  8. Cheese + potatoes = instant happiness. The carrots make me smile - the sour cream makes me hungry.

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  9. wow this is loaded with flavours, aromas, and nutrients!

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  10. Mashed potatoes are one of my all time favorite side dishes. I usually like mine with lots of sour cream and cheese, not unsimilar from yours but with the addition of roasted garlic and carrots, yours is simply outstanding! Gotta try it :)

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  11. Hi Claudia

    I am sure this dish of yours tastes really nice. I love cheddar and parmesan cheese used with garlic powder. Great combination of ingredients.

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  12. Claudia, you come up with the BEST, most original things. Who would have thought to add carrots into something like this? You are truly an original, this looks SCRUMPTIOUS!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  13. Good morning from sunny Greece!I just discovered your execellent blog and became your new follower!What a great side dish!I am a fan of italian cuisine too!If you want to get a taste of greek cuisine
    ,drop by my bilingual blog(nostimia.blogspot.com)!Have a great month!

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  14. I should be focused on light dinner salads now -- I'm up a couple of pounds -- but oh I'd rather have this instead. Looks fabulous, Claudia!

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  15. I could just eat this and be totally satisfied. The Mr. however would probably want some meat/poultry with his. Either way this is delicious.

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  16. I bet this is wonderful with the sweet carrot in it. Love it!

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  17. Mmm this looks absolutely delicious! You have so many fantastic recipes on your blog, so glad to be a new follower! :)
    http://cookskinny.blogspot.com/

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  18. What a cool recipe. I never would've thought to mash the two together. Can't wait to try.

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  19. I used to make mashed potatoes with carrots and garlic all the time! It's one of those forgotten dishes that I don't know why I ever stopped making. I love this with the cheese! Carbilicious! Thanks for the reminder.

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  20. Yum. I can't wait to make this for dinner soon. Non nom nom. What can beat the wonderful comfort of potatoes and cheese... Baked!!!

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  21. Or, really...a meal by itself this is!!

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  22. I'm going to be honest... I'd probably add bacon instead of carrots when I make this! Thanks for the recipe! :)

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  23. Decadent and gorgeous. These would be very welcome at a holiday meal.

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  24. I love potatoes with cheese!!

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  25. Looks and sound wonderful. Mashed/smashed potatoes and cheese are a true comfort food.

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  26. Mamma mia che bontà!!!
    Un bacio
    LU

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  27. I love cheesy mashed potatoes and such a great idea to add carrots, looks amazingly delicious :)

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  28. wow, the carrots in this sounds awesome! and of course the cheese :)
    great dish!

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  29. I love the endless possibilities of potatoes! Looks delicious!

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  30. I'm grateful for any dish that uses garlic. Thank you so much for this amazing dish and another way for me to cook potatoes this Winter!

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  31. Such a great idea to combine these two vegetables into one mashed recipe - best of both worlds!

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  32. Did I miss the aoili information here? I couldnt find it to see if alternate I can try since my family loves potato salads but we are not mayo or aioli fans.

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  33. Looks really good and I have never thought of cooking potatoes and carrots together like this.

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