Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

CALLING ALL POTATO LOVERS! Wait… isn’t that everyone? Y’all, these crispy smashed potatoes are my new favorites. These potatoes are so simple to put together and are seasoned with a few simple ingredients for a delicious flavor.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Making these potatoes is almost effortless. To start, you’ll need to bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once the water has started bubbling, add in your potatoes. Because potatoes are so dense, they take a little while to cook. Mine were ready in about 30 minutes or so. After the potatoes are done cooking, it’s time for my favorite part… SMASHIN’ ‘EM! This can be easily achieved by using a potato masher. However, if you don’t have one you could use the bottom of a drinking glass, or the back of a fork depending on how big your potatoes are.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Seasoning these potatoes is really simple. It only requires vegan butter, garlic powder, thyme, and the dynamic duo: salt and pepper. Just 5, that’s it! Once you mix all of these together, all that’s left to do is spread it over the potatoes. Baking the potatoes only takes about 20 minutes. Once they’ve browned, let them broil for 5 minutes to get them nice and crispy. After that, let them cool for a few minutes and eat them immediately!

These crispy smashed potatoes are best when served fresh. Sadly, they turn mediocre the next day. If you try meal-prepping them, they’ll just taste like a baked potato. Not the worst thing in the world, but incomparable to the smashed potatoes fresh out of the oven. Do yourself a favor and try making these tonight! You won’t regret it. When you do, comment below and let me know how it goes! If you love this recipe, you’ll definitely want to try this Garlic Thyme Smashed Potatoes version!

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

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5 from 16 votes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Potatoes, Yukon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Boiling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5



  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add in the potatoes and cook until fork tender (should slip off when poked with a fork).
  • While the potatoes are boiling, preheat oven to 425° and prepare the seasoning mixture, mixing together the butter and seasonings.
  • Once the potatoes are done cooking, transfer them to a baking sheet, spacing them to have enough distance between each other when smashed.
  • Using a potato masher, mash each of the potatoes. Using a brush, season each of them with the butter mixture. Place them in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • For the last 5 minutes, increase the oven temperature to 525° and broil.
  • Once finished cooking, let them cool for a few minutes and enjoy immediately!


  1. 5 stars
    I make a french onion dip that these would be perfect for! They look divine!

  2. 5 stars
    These smashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for steak night! I love how simple they are to make, and they’re a hit with the family!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve stocked up on potatoes so this is happening tonight!!! Looks so yummy!

  4. 5 stars
    I am definitely a potato lover! This recipe is so delicious and so easy to make. My new favorite potato recipe!

  5. Ask and ye shall receive!!! I was literally looking up potato recipes yesterday. I’m definitely trying this tomorrow!

  6. 5 stars
    This is the perfect recipe for a good side dish!! Looks delicious!!

  7. 5 stars
    These look so soft and crispy. Just what I need.

  8. 5 stars
    As long as potatoes are involved, you can count me in 🤩🤩🤩

  9. I love potatoes! This is a perfect recipe for tonight!

  10. 5 stars
    This is the perfect cookout contribution! Hoping we get to have one this summer.

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