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Baked Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a healthy and satisfying side dish or snack. With a crispy outside and creamy inside, these roasted potatoes are incredibly delicious.

May 20, 2023
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 45 mins
Total 55 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 °F (220 °C).
  2. Place the whole unpeeled potatoes in a large pot and cover them with cold and salted water. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender, for around 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain the cooked potatoes in a colander and let them cool.
  4. Place the boiled potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a greased baking dish.
  5. Gently press down on each potato using a potato masher or fork until it's flattened to about 1/2-inch thickness. Be careful not to completely break them apart.
  6. Drizzle olive oil over the smashed potatoes. Coat each one evenly.
  7. Season the potatoes with salt, pepper,garlic powder, and paprika.
  8. Place the baking sheet or dish in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy around the edges.
  9. Remove them from the oven.
  10. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve them hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.8 g7.4%
Cholesterol 54 mg18%
Sodium 1408 mg61.2%
Protein 4.2 g8.4%
Potassium 856 mg18.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use small potatoes. Choose small to medium-sized potatoes rather than large ones. They will have a higher skin-to-flesh ratio. This makes the edges more crispy.
  • Use the same or similar-sized potatoes. This helps cook them evenly.
  • Boil the potatoes whole. Boil the potatoes with their skins on. This helps them retain their flavor and prevents them from becoming waterlogged.
  • Let them dry. After boiling, drain the potatoes and let them sit for a few minutes to allow the excess moisture to evaporate. This helps to get a crispier texture.
  • Do not overcook the potatoes. Boil the potatoes until they are easily pierced with a fork. Otherwise, potatoes can be too mushy for smashing.
  • Brush the baking sheet with olive oil. This makes the potatoes more crispy.
  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet. Use a larger baking sheet. This ensures the potatoes are crispy.
  • Preheat the oven. Make sure the oven is fully heated. Otherwise, potatoes can be too mushy.
  • Use a fork or potato masher to gently press down. You can make them smooth or chunky.
  • To add extra flavor and texture, you can use bacon, grated cheese, chopped fresh herbs, or sautéed onions.
  • Use fresh herbs such as chives, cilantro, parsley, basil, or thyme.
  • Bake or fry the potatoes. You can either bake them in the oven at around 425 °F (220°C) for about 20–25 minutes until they are crispy and golden. Also, you can pan-fry them in a hot skillet with a little oil or butter until they develop a nice crust.
  • Let the potatoes steam for a few minutes after smashing them. This makes them crispier.
  • Chill in the refrigerator. If you have time, place the boiled potatoes on a baking sheet and let them cool in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight. This adds more crispiness.
  • Serve them hot. Smashed potatoes are best served immediately while they are still hot and crispy.
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Smashed Potatoes recipe is a versatile dish that elevates your meals. Get ready to savor the delectable combination of crispy edges and soft inside. Season them with your favorite herbs, spices, or even cheese.

Enjoy the irresistible flavor of this potato recipe in every bite. Baked Crispy Smashed Potatoes are the perfect appetizer for family dinners.

What Are Smashed Potatoes?

Smashed potatoes are a type of potato dish where cooked potatoes are gently flattened or smashed. They are known for their crispy outside and creamy inside. They are similar to mashed potatoes but have a different texture and presentation.

To make baked smashed potatoes, use boiled or steamed potatoes. After the potatoes are cooked, remove them from the pot and let them cool slightly. smash them using the bottom of a glass, a fork, or a potato masher until they are partially flattened. After smashed, season them with olive oil, melted butter, salt, pepper, and additional herbs or spices. Then roast or bake them in the oven at a high temperature until they become golden brown and crispy on the outside.

This crispy smashed potato is a dish that combines the creamy mashed potatoes with the crispy baked potatoes. Smashed potatoes can be served as a side dish with various main courses, or they can be enjoyed on their own as a satisfying snack.

What Type of Potato Is Best For Making Crispy Smashed Potatoes?

To make crispy smashed potatoes, the best type of potatoes are those with a higher starch content. Yukon Gold potatoes and baby potatoes are the best for this potato recipe. Both have a creamy texture and a buttery flavor. Choose yellow or red potatoes that are small and even in size.

How To Make Crispy Smashed Potatoes on The Stovetop?

Crispy smashed potatoes can be prepared in various ways. Pan-frying is one of the cooking methods. different flavors.

  • To make crispy smashed potatoes on the stovetop, follow these steps:
  • Boil the potatoes until they are fork-tender. Add the potatoes to a pot of salted boiling water and cook them until they are easily pierced with a fork but still hold their shape.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them and let them cool slightly. Place each potato on a cutting board or a sturdy surface and gently press down on them with the palm of your hand or a potato masher.
  • Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil or butter to the skillet.
  • Once the oil or butter is hot, add the smashed potatoes to the skillet, spacing them apart.
  • Season them with salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or spices. Cook them for a few minutes on each side, until they get a golden-brown crust. Use a spatula to flip them gently to avoid breaking them.
  • Once the smashed potatoes are crispy and browned on both sides, transfer them to a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle them with salt, herbs, or spices.
  • Serve them hot as a side dish or as a snack.

How To Make Vegan Smashed Potatoes?

To make these crispy baked smashed potatoes vegan, use plant-based butter or margarine, instead of traditional butter. Additionally, substitute milk or cream with non-dairy alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk. Choose unsweetened varieties for savory dishes. Also, skip adding cheese as a topping. You can omit it or use vegan cheese alternatives.

Check the labels of all ingredients you use to ensure they are vegan.

How To Make Gluten-Free Smashed Potatoes?

To make gluten-free baked smashed potatoes, use gluten-free potatoes such as Yukon Gold, baby potatoes, or fingerling potatoes. Season with gluten-free herbs and spices. Check the labels of the herbs, spices, or seasoning blends you use to see if they are gluten-free.

How To Prevent The Smashed Potatoes From Sticking To The Baking Sheet?

To prevent smashed potatoes from sticking to the baking sheet, you can follow these tips:

  • Use parchment paper: Line the baking sheet with parchment paper before placing the smashed potatoes on it. This creates a non-stick surface and helps prevent the potatoes from sticking.
  • Grease the baking sheet: If you don't have parchment paper, you can lightly grease the baking sheet with cooking oil or non-stick cooking spray. This also helps prevent sticking.
  • Don't overcrowd the baking sheet: Leave enough space between the smashed potatoes on the baking sheet. If they are too close together, they may stick to each other as they cook.

What To Serve with Crispy Smashed Potatoes?

Crispy smashed potatoes are a great side dish that you can serve with roasted meats, grilled vegetables, or as a base for stews and braises. Serve them alongside roasted chicken, grilled steak, or baked fish. It can also be served with a dipping sauce such as cranberry sauce or sour cream. These healthy smashed potatoes go well with breakfast or brunch dishes like eggs or bacon.

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How To Store Crispy Smashed Potatoes?

To store crispy smashed potatoes, allow the smashed potatoes to cool completely at room temperature. Once cooled, transfer them to an airtight container. Place a piece of parchment paper between the layers to prevent sticking.

Refrigerator: Store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the smashed potatoes.

Freezer: Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until firm. Then, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. Frozen smashed potatoes can be stored for up to 2-3 months. Before serving them, reheat them in the oven at a high temperature (around 425 °F / 220 °C) until heated through and crispy again.

It is best to consume smashed potatoes immediately after cooking. When you reheat the smashed potatoes, they may lose their crispiness.

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