Crispy Smashed Potatoes

This is a super easy dish to make. It doesn’t take much time to prepare, and makes a good side when you are in a rush.


~ small potatoes (I prefer organic, as I like to leave the skins on)
~ butter or olive oil
~ salt
~ sour cream and chives

Start by soaking your potatoes to loosen any dirt. I then carefully wash the potatoes, making sure there is no sand or dirt left on them.

Cook your potatoes. You can do this by boiling them or even microwaving them until fork tender.

Place the potatoes on a non-stick cookie sheet. Take a utensil and press each potato until it crushes – I usually use a strong serving fork or a strong spatula. You want the potatoes to break open and flatten.

Brush or toss the potatoes with butter (or olive oil, if you prefer). Sprinkle with salt. You can add other seasonings if desired (such as rosemary).

Since the potatoes are already cooked, I simply put the oven on broil and allow the potatoes to brown up. We like them to get crispy, crunchy edges.

I usually serve these with sour cream and chives – so delicious! (And a great way to use up fresh chives from the garden)!

What do you think?

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  • Clarice
    January 13, 2020

    Woah! This looks really delicious and I just love easy and quick to do meals. Would love to try this tonight. Good thing I have all the ingredients available for these crispy smashed potatoes. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • Nerlande
      January 14, 2020

      This looks so good I’ve never had this before

  • Neely Moldovan
    January 13, 2020

    One of my favorite ways to eat potatoes! These look so good! Def trying your recipe

  • Eileen M Loya
    January 14, 2020

    What a delicious side dish. I like the idea of getting them under the broiler to crisp up. I am going to make this tonight. My potato monsters would gobble this up in record time.

  • vidya
    January 14, 2020

    this looks yummy. and i know the family will devour anything like this..

  • Jennifer
    January 14, 2020

    These look amazing !!!! And pretty easy that I could do it

  • Jennifer Fouts
    January 14, 2020

    Looks like a great side dish idea! I like to make home fries using the conventional oven as it’s much better than the deep fryer…I could definitely see myself trying this out with a batch of the yellow/golden variety (I prefer these and the red skin to white.)

  • Dana Rodriguez
    January 15, 2020

    These looks so good. I am going to give this a try! Pinned this recipe.

  • Tiffanie A Westgor
    January 16, 2020

    THIS LOOKS DELICIOUS! This will be a hit at our house!

  • Sarah
    June 23, 2021

    I love potatoes and these look absolutely delicious

  • PaChristia Askew Carter
    June 24, 2021

    This looks so yummy! Anything that I can put together quickly while doing other things around the house is a win win. Will be trying this soon!

  • Jan
    May 11, 2022

    One of my favourite ways to enjoy a spud. So delicioous, I could eat a whole tray

  • nancy
    May 11, 2022

    i never pass on a good crispy potato recipe. I love how it was smashed ahead of time to get it super soft and crispy!

  • Megan
    May 12, 2022

    The best and only way to make baked potatoes in my opinion! Thanks for a stellar smashed potatoes recipe.

  • Jessica
    May 12, 2022

    This recipe is so easy and resulted in perfectly cooked potatoes. I love the crispiness and that they are seasoned just right. My family scarfed them down and asked that I make them again soon, which I plan to do. Thanks!

  • Ramil Hinolan
    January 6, 2023

    I just another healthy, yet filling dish. I used to boil or fry my potatos, now it can be made crispy. Gotta try this sometimes.

  • Alyssa
    January 6, 2023

    Omg I love smashed potatoes so much. It’s delicious AND gratifying. This is a great side for so many main dishes. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  • Prajakta
    January 7, 2023

    I loved these crispy smashed potatoes they turned out just as you described and they were a big hit at the party table.

  • Khushboo
    January 7, 2023

    This crispy smashed potato looks really delicious. I would like to try your recipe sometime.

  • Fransic verso
    January 8, 2023

    This look so good and a recipe that I never tried before. I would love to try it because it looks so yummy