Crispy Smashed Potatoes Recipe

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Fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these potatoes are easy to make when you want a side dish that’s not your regular potatoes or something that tastes almost like fries but a little healthier.

This dish is super easy to make and the only difficult thing here will be the wait time. You’ll start by

  1. Washing and scrubbing the potatoes if needed
  2. Cooking the potatoes. Bring a pot of water to a boil then add salt and the potatoes
  3. Let it boil for about 30-35 minutes
  4. Place them on the tray and squish them using a large fork
  5. Drizzle butter and olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and crispy. That’s it!

These potatoes are best eaten hot but if you are lucky enough to have leftovers, store them in the fridge in a tight-lid container for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 425 degrees.

These can be served with some of these delicious main dishes

Creamy Shrimp & Steak with salad or

Easy Honey Garlic Pork Chop and  Asparagus.

Crispy, tasty, buttery, smashed potatoes that are great for any occasion.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3 2-3 servings
Calories 257 kcal


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt and more to sprinkle on final step
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp parsley chopped, or green onion to garnish


  • Place potatoes into a pot and add water. Ensure potatoes are submerged in the water. Add salt then bring to boil
  • Cook for about 30 minutes or until the potatoes are done or they easily pierced through by a fork
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Drain the potatoes and let them cool for about 5 minutes
  • Prepare a baking sheet and distribute the potatoes
  • Using a serving fork, a masher, or the back of a measuring cup gently smash each potato to about 1/2 or 3/4 inch. Brush the melted butter and olive on the smashed potatoes then sprinkle with salt and ground pepper.
  • Bake the potatoes for 35-40 minutes until nice and golden on the edges. Sprinkle with parsley or green onions, and enjoy!


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 876mgPotassium: 1198mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy, Potatoes, Side Dish
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