Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes! Crunchy edges with soft smooth potato on the inside. These potatoes are a perfect side dish or appetizer!

Crispy Smashed Potatoes - The Foodie Aff

With football monopolizing our TV in the evenings and weekends as well as a couple of sports addicts in the house (Alan and Sam!).

We’re getting our game food on with these crispy smashed potatoes!

Potatoes served with some Instant Pot wings were on the menu and a big hit!

How Are Crispy Smashed Potatoes Prepared?

The potatoes are boiled, cooled, smashed, and then roasted with olive oil and salt.

It took a little preparation, but so simple and those crispy edges are the best…LOVE ’em!

Crispy Smashed Potatoes - The Foodie Affair

These will be on our menu again, and I think I’ll get creative and make these guys the main dishl!

I can see some melted cheese on top and a side of homemade blue cheese dressing to dip them in. What do you think?

Top them with chili or a gravy or nacho cheese sauce?

I already bought more potatoes; red, gold and purple melody for our next creation.

If you’re going to carb out, you should enjoy the heck out of what you’re eating, right?

How about pairing these with a chicken dish like this Gluten Free Peri-Peri & Lime Roasted Chicken from Anyonita Nibbles!

These potatoes are scrumptious. Every bite. NOM-NOM! 

Crispy Smashed Potatoes - The Foodie Affair
Crispy Smashed Potatoes topped with parsley

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes are creamy on the inside with crispy edges on the outside. Delicious side dish or appetizer.
4.91 from 10 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy smashed potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 12 yellow baby potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt for boiling potatoes
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea Salt sprinkle on top for roasting and parsley for garnish


  • Line two baking sheets with foil and then top with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil on parchment paper and use a pastry brush spread areas the potatoes will be placed on. Set baking sheets aside.
  • Put he potatoes in a large saucepan (single layer) with an inch of water covering the potatoes. Add two teaspoons of salt. On high heat bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Remove potatoes from the water and place on several layers of paper towels to drain excess water. Let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • With a flat spatula flatten each potato to about a 1/2 inch thickness. Place potatoes on prepared baking sheets and cool completely by storing them in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with salt and drizzle olive oil over the potatoes. Roast the potatoes for 30 minutes. Carefully flip potatoes after 15 minutes. Serve warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 713mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

Adapted from this  Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes recipe.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes - The Foodie Affair
Hugs Sandra Signature

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Hi Sandra, I love your crispy smashed potatoes recipe. This is perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  2. My family loves these potatoes! You’ve reminded me to buy some more new potatoes 🙂
    P.S. I just julienned my apples by hand for my recent salad. If I needed more than two, I might have broken out the madonline.

    1. Yes, make these smashed potatoes soon for your family!You are amazing for slicing those apples my hand!I banned myself from using a madonline after a nasty finger slice, but I know there are some newer kitchen gadgets out there!