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Smashed Potatoes are a perfect side dish for any dinner! They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Serve with your favorite dip!

Smashed potatoes on a plate topped with chives
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  1. Ingredients in Smashed Potatoes
  2. How to Get the Crispiest Smashed Potatoes
  3. Dipping Sauces
  4. Recipe Tip
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
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Breathe life into dinner with this amazing to eat and straightforward to make side dish, crispy smashed potatoes! Crispier than French fries, more flavorful than mashed potatoes, these are your new go-to! The flavor is unforgettable and the crunch is undeniable. Any old sheet pan will do, yellow potatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, garlic and onion power, black pepper, and fresh herbs (we chose chives). Follow our process for crispy potatoes every time, perfect with your choice cut of steak, grilled chicken, marinated pork, and more.

Ingredients in Smashed Potatoes

  • Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Chives
Boiled baby golds smashed onto a baking sheet


How to Get the Crispiest Smashed Potatoes

To ensure the crispiest smashed potatoes, there is something you should know. After you smash them with the bottom of your glass, let them cool before baking and broiling them (the final step). Allow the steam to leave the potatoes as this is the moisture coming out of them. This will give you the best end product.

Smashed potatoes on a baking sheet topped with chives

Dipping Sauces

Sour cream– there’s nothing like plain old sour cream with a crispy potato.

Honey mustard– the sweet compliments the black pepper and chive, try a Dijon mustard for a more spicy flavor.

Ranch – mix it up and make your own! Whether it’s from a package, you are using a recipe (we have a great one), or you are following your heart and adding fresh parsley, dill, and whatever else sounds good to a base, it’s fun to make it yourself. The cool thing is, you can add anything! Make it spicy, add chipotle or jalapeno, add a BBQ flavor. The world is your oyster.

Aioli – this is a sauce made by pounding garlic into a paste and then adding in olive oil. This creates a thick and creamy (and very flavorful) sauce that you can add many things to. For example: jalapeno and lime, or rosemary, or Sriracha.

Smashed potatoes on a plate topped with chives. A hand is picking up one and dipping it in sour cream

Recipe Tip

Smashed potatoes on a baking sheet topped with chives

Wait to add any fresh herbs until after cooking – otherwise they will burn.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which potatoes for smashed potatoes?

People use small yellow or Yukon gold potatoes.

What to put on smashed potatoes?

You could keep it simple with flaky sea salt, but some say cheese is delicious on smashed potatoes. From cheddar cheese to freshly grated parmesan cheese, it all melts beautifully and tastes great!

How to smash smashed potatoes?

We used the back of a glass cup. We also recommend a glass measuring cup. These are both the correct size. These provide even pressure, you don’t want to use something like a fork. That would make a mess 🙂

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How to Make Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes on a plate topped with chives

Smashed Potatoes

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Smashed Potatoes are a perfect side dish! They are so crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Serve with your favorite dip!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425℉. Wash potatoes and place them in a large pot. Cover with water until there is an inch of water above the potatoes. Add salt and bring to a boil. Boil for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender.
    Baby golds in a pot of water
  • Drain potatoes and allow them to cool until you can handle them. Brush a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and smash each one with the bottom of a measuring cup or glass. Potatoes should be about ½ inch thick.
    Boiled baby golds smashed onto a baking sheet
  • Allow the smashed potatoes to cool for 5 minutes. Brush each potato with remaining olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder and onion powder.
    Smashed baby golds seasoned with garlic powder and onion powder
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the potato skin is crispy. Then, broil for 2-3 minutes until the edges of the potato skin start to turn golden brown.
    Cooked Smashed Potatoes on a baking sheet
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with black pepper and chives.
    Smashed potatoes on a baking sheet topped with chives
  • Serve with sour cream or your favorite dipping sauce.
    Smashed potatoes on a plate topped with chives. A hand is picking up one and dipping it in sour cream

Notes

  • Smashed Potatoes are best served immediately. The will soften as they cool.
  • For best results, reheat any leftovers in the oven or air fryer.
  • We love to eat these with sour cream, ranch, or honey mustard! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 1756mgPotassium: 758mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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