The Finest Crispy Smashed Potatoes



I needed to share the best, most scrumptious facet dish you would possibly ever make. When you’re a potato lover like I’m (actually, who isn’t?!) then prepare in your new favourite technique to make them apart from my well-known gradual cooker mashed potatoes.

These unimaginable crispy smashed potatoes have these crave-able golden edges, completely fluffy facilities inside and the right quantity of seasoning to make them completely addicting. When Rebecca, Abra and I cooked them up final 12 months for Thanksgiving we significantly couldn’t cease snacking on them (in all probability as a result of they style like french fries).

This crispy smashed potato recipe makes such an excellent appetizer or facet dish that’s tremendous straightforward to customise along with your favourite seasoning and, in fact, fantastic dipping sauces. I’ve included enjoyable forms of each beneath, so these potatoes are actually a choose-your-own-adventure form of recipe. In one of the best ways attainable!

May I recommend an entire potato station with about 5-10 totally different sauces to select from? OKAY, finest vacation season (or actually any time dinner facet).

crispy smashed potatoes on a platter drizzled with sauce

The whole lot you want for one of the best crispy smashed potatoes

One of many essential the explanation why I really like this recipe (and why you’ll, too) is as a result of it requires tremendous minimal substances however the result’s SO scrumptious and a assured crowd-pleaser. Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Gold potatoes: I feel that yukon gold potatoes have one of the best taste and get good and crispy, however you would additionally use purple potatoes.
  • Olive oil: you’ll want loads of olive oil to roast the potatoes to crispy perfection.
  • Seasonings: we’re going easy with loads of salt and pepper, plus garlic powder. See beneath for much more concepts for seasonings!
  • For the sauce: gotta love dipping & drizzling crispy smashed potatoes! On this recipe, I paired them with my well-known garlic feta sauce, however I’ve included tons of choices beneath.

unbaked smashed potatoes on a baking sheet

Extra scrumptious seasonings

Seeking to jazz these potatoes up much more? Attempt certainly one of these scrumptious seasoning combos:

  • My home made sazon seasoning is a must-try — made with cumin, coriander, annatto seeds (or turmeric) and extra for a daring, scrumptious taste.
  • Wonderful home made taco seasoning isn’t only for meat! Toss it with these smashed potatoes for a kick of taste and warmth.
  • Attempt a balsamic and herb taste by including 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon recent thyme and 1 teaspoon recent chopped rosemary to the olive oil & garlic powder on this recipe!
  • One among my favourite combos is a Moroccan-inspired seasoning with 1 teaspoon floor cumin, 1 teaspoon floor turmeric, 1 teaspoon floor cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder & salt, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and loads of black pepper.
  • Add a beautiful jerk seasoning from this scrumptious jerk rooster recipe!
  • Curry flavors from this salad recipe take these potatoes to the following degree by including 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon floor turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and salt & pepper.
  • Attempt topping them with freshly grated parmesan cheese and recent parsley or chives for a stunning, savory combo.

easy smashed potatoes on a baking sheet

Easy methods to make smashed potatoes

Making smashed potatoes does take a little bit of time, however the steps are really easy and naturally, SO price it.

  1. Boil your potatoes. You’ll begin by cooking your potatoes in boiling water till they’re simply fork tender. You should definitely drain them and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes, then dump them onto your huge sheet pan.
  2. Smash ’em. Right here comes the enjoyable half! Use a heavy bottomed pot, mug and even one other sheet pan to smash the potatoes till they’re about 1/3 inch thick and flat on two sides. Watch out to not smash them an excessive amount of as we would like them to remain collectively and bake evenly.
  3. Season & bake ’em. You’ll then wish to combine the olive oil with the garlic powder and brush that all around the potatoes. Bear in mind so as to add loads of salt and pepper as properly, then bake them at 450 levels, flipping midway by means of, till they’re golden and crispy.
  4. Sauce occasion. Whereas the potatoes are baking you can also make your garlic feta sauce, or any sauce you’d like! Scroll beneath for tons of concepts.
  5. Garnish & serve. As soon as the potatoes are golden and crispy, garnish them with recent herbs like rosemary or parsley and drizzle or serve them along with your fav sauce!

the best crispy smashed potatoes on a platter

Ideas for extremely crispy potatoes

  1. Use small potatoes. Smaller potatoes will bake up good and crispy, and be simpler to “smash” earlier than baking. Select gold (or purple) potatoes which might be small and even in measurement.
  2. Don’t skimp on olive oil. We don’t need burnt potatoes, so use an excellent quantity of olive oil if you’re baking these smashed potatoes in order that they’re properly coated. It will assist to stop them from sticking to your pan and likewise create a pleasant crispy exterior. Promise they gained’t be greasy!
  3. Season them properly. Garlic powder, salt and pepper go a good distance, so don’t neglect so as to add lots S&P or use one of many seasonings listed above!
  4. House out your potatoes. You should definitely evenly house out your smashed potatoes on a big baking sheet in order that they bake correctly. In case your pan is simply too small, I recommend utilizing two separate pans. A crowded pan will result in uneven cooking and gained’t let the outsides of the potatoes get crispy.
  5. Bake them in a scorching oven. We’re baking these infants at 450 levels in order that they actually crisp up!

healthy smashed potatoes drizzled with sauce on a platter

Our favourite dipping (and drizzling) sauces

Sure, these crispy smashed potatoes are scrumptious heat straight from the oven, however should you love dips & sauces like I do listed below are some superb ones for dipping & drizzling (I indicated V for vegan!):

Get all of my superb home made dips & sauces right here!

crispy smashed potatoes on a platter drizzled in sauce

Storing & reheating ideas

  • To retailer: retailer any leftover smashed potatoes in hermetic containers within the fridge for as much as 3-5 days.
  • To reheat: be at liberty to reheat the potatoes proper again within the oven at 400 levels F for about 10 minutes. You may as well reheat them within the microwave till warmed by means of, although they gained’t be as crispy.

dipping a smashed potato into sauce

Make them forward of time

Save time by prepping the potatoes the evening earlier than baking! Merely boil the potatoes, smash them in your baking sheet, cowl calmly with foil or plastic wrap and retailer them within the fridge in a single day. Then within the morning you possibly can season and bake in keeping with the instructions.

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Get all of our scrumptious facet dishes right here!

I hope you like this crispy smashed potatoes recipe! When you make it make sure to depart a remark and a score so I understand how you preferred it. Get pleasure from, xo!

crispy smashed potatoes on a platter drizzled with sauce

Whole Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Probably the most scrumptious crispy smashed potatoes with completely golden edges and easy seasoning. You will love these straightforward smashed potatoes as a beautiful appetizer or facet dish! Serve with our creamy garlic feta sauce or any dipping sauce your coronary heart wishes.


  • 1 ½
    small gold potatoes
  • Large handful of salt
  • 2
    additional virgin olive oil
  • 1
    garlic powder
  • Plenty of freshly floor salt and pepper, to style
  • For dipping:
  • 1
    garlic feta sauce
  • To garnish:
  • Recent rosemary, parsley or cilantro


  1. Add the potatoes and a handful of salt to a big pot of water and convey to a boil. Prepare dinner the potatoes till simply fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes, then drain, enable them to chill for five minutes and dump the potatoes onto a big sheet pan.

  2. Use a heavy bottomed pot, massive mug or one other sheet pan to smash the potatoes till they’re about 1/3 inch thick and flat on two sides. Word: don’t make them too skinny or they’ll be more likely to disintegrate simpler.

  3. Preheat the oven to 450 levels.

  4. In a small bowl, combine collectively the olive oil and garlic powder and brush each side of the potatoes with oil. Season the potatoes generously with salt and pepper. Bake within the oven for 40-45 minutes, flipping midway by means of, till the potatoes are good and golden and crispy to your liking.

  5. Make the whipped garlic feta yogurt sauce in keeping with the recipe. Or you can also make no matter sauce you’d like — choices within the weblog submit and be aware part beneath.

  6. Garnish the potatoes with rosemary sprigs on the facet of the platter or chopped parsley/cilantro, then drizzle the feta sauce excessive or function a dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

This recipe serves 4 as a essential facet and 6 as an appetizer. Be at liberty to double the recipe to serve extra folks.

Learn the complete submit for tons of various seasonings and sauce choices (vegan included!) and get all of our favourite sauces right here!

To make forward: save time by prepping the potatoes the evening earlier than baking! Merely boil the potatoes, smash them in your baking sheet, cowl calmly with foil or plastic wrap and retailer them within the fridge in a single day. Then within the morning you possibly can season and bake in keeping with the instructions.


Servings: 4 servings

Serving measurement: 1 serving (based mostly on 4, with sauce)

Energy: 217kcal

Fats: 10.8g

Saturated fats: 3g

Carbohydrates: 24.2g

Fiber: 3.4g

Sugar: 2.9g

Protein: 6.6g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Bold Kitchen | Images by: Eat Love Eats



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