Smashed Potatoes Recipe


I did a quick pan with my camera over the mound of smashed potatoes that I made for my family a few months ago and am still getting requests for my recipe.

It’s perhaps the most simple recipe on the planet, but there is a certain process you need to follow to yield the best result!

First, choose your potatoes wisely. I chose Yukon Gold for this batch, but I’ve also used new potatoes and have really enjoyed those too. Basically, stay away from russet potatoes for this recipe, and make sure whatever you choose isn’t much bigger than a golf ball in size.

Smashed Potatoes

yields: however many potatoes you have, I generally have about 8-10 in my recipe


new potatoes or Yukon Gold


cooking spray


optional toppings: fresh rosemary, grated parmesan, fresh parsley, cheddar, garlic

  1. Boil potatoes until fork-tender.
  2. Place potatoes on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray
  3. With a fork, press against the top of each potato, smashing it about 3/4 of the way down.
  4. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle a generous amount of salt on top, and top with your choice of additional toppings. These are also fantastic just with butter and salt so if you don’t have any of the additional toppings on hand, don’t worry. I also save the herbs for sprinkling after I broil/bake the potatoes for the last step.
  5. Place in oven under broiler until browned on top and crispy. Alternatively, you can roast in a 450-degree oven for about 10 minutes, watching closely to make sure they don’t burn.



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Comments (9)

  1. Posted October 22, 2019

    Mmm, I love how simple this is! Just the thing for a cool autumn evening! ❤️✨

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  2. Sara says
    Posted October 22, 2019

    I have a whole bag of small Yukon gold potatoes!! This is exactly what I will do! Thank you girl for keeping it simple for us!

  3. Kaitlyn B says
    Posted October 22, 2019

    Need to try these! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Rena says
    Posted October 22, 2019

    Seems to be easy and yummy! I must try it out, thanks for sharing.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  5. Melissa Tagliaferro says
    Posted October 22, 2019

    You made my mouth just reading this. Too bad I can’t have potatoes anymore!. I would be making these in a heartbeat.

  6. Elizabeth Milligan says
    Posted October 22, 2019

    These look delicious and I can’t wait to try them – thank you for sharing!!

  7. Brenda Baughman says
    Posted October 23, 2019

    If you like sweet potatoes, I would highly recommend trying them for this recipe. I’ve made with both & liked the sweet potatoes even more than the regular potatoes (which we also loved). They caramelize & get nice & sweet.

  8. Evelina says
    Posted October 26, 2019

    I definitely want to try these!I love that you don’t have to peel them! So easy

  9. Sophia says
    Posted October 29, 2019

    Made these for dinner tonight! I did pepper, season salt, Parmesan, and a sprinkle or parsley! Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!