Crispy Smashed Potatoes

I love crispy smashed potatoes! Forget two or three – I want at least four for myself.

I usually enjoy potato wedges, roasted potatoes, and French fries, but these smashed potatoes are now my absolute favorite. They have a fantastic crispy outer layer, a creamy inside, and a delicious garlic-Parmesan flavor that I think everyone would love.

What’s great is that you can enjoy them for various occasions. Add some chipotle sauce for a tasty game day snack or sprinkle fresh herbs for a Thanksgiving side dish. The best part is, you don’t have to choose – you can keep coming back to this smashed potatoes recipe over and over again.

Simple Smashed Potatoes Recipe

For this easy smashed potatoes recipe, gather these ingredients:

  1. Potatoes: Choose small yellow potatoes for a creamy and buttery texture. Make sure they are no more than 2 inches in diameter to crisp up nicely in the oven.
  2. Extra-virgin olive oil: Drizzle some on the potatoes and brush the rest on the baking sheets to help them turn golden brown and crispy.
  3. Garlic powder and onion powder: Add these for a savory and umami flavor.
  4. Salt and pepper: Sprinkle these to enhance all the delicious flavors.

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Delicious Ideas for Enjoying Smashed Potatoes

Enjoy these tasty smashed potatoes straight from the oven while they’re still crispy. Before you start eating, add your favorite toppings. Here are some suggestions:

  • Grated Parmesan cheese or vegan Parmesan
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Chopped fresh parsley, dill, or chives
  • Flaky sea salt (for extra crunch!)
  • Try them with chipotle sauce, vegan sour cream, creamy dill sauce, romesco sauce, avocado sauce, or ranch dressing!
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

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These tasty smashed potatoes are a delicious and enjoyable side dish or snack! The best time to enjoy them is right out of the oven when they’re crispy and hot.

  • Total Time: 1 hour


  • 2 lbs small yellow potatoes
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (plus more for pans)
  • 1½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (parsley, chives, and/or dill)
  • Optional: Flaky sea salt, Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F, generously oil 2 baking sheets.
  2. Boil potatoes with 1 tsp salt until fork-tender (15-20 mins).
  3. Drain and cool potatoes, then smash to ¼-inch thickness on oiled sheets.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, remaining salt, and pepper. Roast for 25-35 mins until golden and crisp, rotating pans halfway.
  5. Season with sea salt, fresh herbs, and Parmesan if you fancy. Enjoy your crispy delights!
  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: appetizer


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 425


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