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Crispy Smashed Potatoes!! Crunchy, golden brown exterior, with a soft and delicious inside. So easy to make, this might become your favorite way to enjoy potatoes! 
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Watch this video to see the entire process. You can season these crispy smashed potatoes however you'd like! Garlic powder, butter, salt and pepper and chives. Definitely enjoy these with dipping sauces!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer or Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy potatoes, crispy smashed potatoes, potato, potatoes
Servings: 4


  • potato masher or fork


  • 2 lbs. small sized red or yellow (gold) potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt + more for seasoning
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • melted unsalted butter
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • variety of dipping sauces


  • Cook potatoes: Place the potatoes into a big pot and fill with water. Bring to a boil, add the salt and cook the potatoes until soft, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 425 F and prep your baking sheet. Lightly drizzle some olive oil over the baking sheet and set aside. Drain the potatoes and let them dry in the colander for about 5 minutes or so. This helps to give you crispier potatoes.
  • Dump the potatoes over the prepared baking sheet, and use a potato masher or a fork to gently smash each potato. After smashing, I move them around the baking sheet a little to ensure the bottoms are nicely coated with the olive oil. Drizzle some more olive oil over the top and pour the melted butter on top as well. Season with salt and pepper and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes. Less time if you don't want them too crispy.
  • Enjoy them hot with a variety of dipping sauces. We used ketchup, pesto and chick-fil-a sauce we had at home. Alternatively, you can sprinkle with garlic powder and chives.