Sides Vegetarian

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes HAVE to be the next side dish on your dinner plate! They have a fluffy interior with a crisp crust, plus tons of garlic-herb butter for that next-level flavor combination. But just a warning: smashed potatoes are highly addictive and you’ll clear your plate before you realize it!

crispy smashed potatoes on a sheet of crumbled parchment paper


These Crispy Smashed Potatoes did not last long in my house when I made them. And the second time. And the time after that. They are really just that good! Smashed potatoes are officially my new favorite weeknight dinner side dish – and once you make them, they’ll be yours too… promise.

A few weeks ago, I got tired of eating potatoes the same ways for dinner (fries, mashed, baked, etc…) and really just wanted a different vibe for my side dish. Well, this turned out to be everything I could ask for.

Crispy on the outside, still fluffy and warm on the inside; seasoned perfectly, and just the right (healthy) amount of butter – omg! Not to mention how cheap the entire recipe costs for about 4 servings. I quickly had to add this to my rotation of go-to side dishes.

How To Make Garlic Smashed Potatoes

To make the perfect Crispy Smashed Potatoes, we’re going to start by boiling our washed petite gold potatoes until they are fork-tender. After they cool for a few minutes, slice them in half and assemble them on a prepared baking sheet.

Here’s the fun part: Smash all of the potatoes into discs; the flatter, the better. I normally use the bottom of a sturdy mug, but you can also use a potato masher or a really strong fork. You want to smash them but make sure they are still whole enough to be picked up.

Drizzle the butter and olive oil on top (this combination ensures maximum crispiness and flavor!), then season well with the below herbs. From there, you simply bake for about 35 minutes and they are ready to go! Fluffy and soft on the inside, but crispy and crunchy on the outside. They are perfection! I can’t wait to hear how you guys love these.

A pan of crispy smashed potatoes on a sheet of crumbled parchment paper.
The texture and flavor of these are unreal!

Other Vegetarian Dishes You’ll Love!

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Apple Pie Baked Oats

a finger holding a crispy smashed potato with more potatoes in the background on a sheet of crumbled parchment paper

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Shani W.
Tired of the "same ole" potatoes as a side? You have to try these Crispy Smashed Potatoes – they are seasoned to perfection, buttery, and super crispy!
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Sides
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. bag petite gold potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Wash potatoes. Boil in a large pot of salted water for 15 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. Let potatoes cool for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 390°F. Prepare a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper.
  • Slice each potato in half. Add them to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Using a potato masher or the back of a cup/mug, smash the potatoes.
    You want them to be flat, but try to avoid breaking them apart as much as you can!
  • Add the melted butter and olive oil together; drizzle over the potatoes.
  • Stir all of the seasonings together and season the potatoes thoroughly and evenly.
  • Bake the smashed potatoes for 35-40 minutes. Potatoes will be crispy and golden. Enjoy!
Keyword Baked Potatoes, Crispy Smashed Potatoes, Easy Sides, Smashed Potatoes, Weeknight Dinners

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a finger holding a crispy smashed potato with more potatoes in the background on a sheet of crumbled parchment paper

The Coined Breakdown

  • Total Cost per serving: $0.71
  • Total Cost (4 servings): $2.83
  • Those Other Guys: $9.99 per serving

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