Crispy golden brown on the outside and fluffy inside, these Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a delicious side dish. They're super easy to make and pair perfectly with just about any main course.
- ❤️ Why You'll Love This Smashed Potatoes Recipe
- 🛒 Ingredients for Smashed Potatoes
- 🔪 How to Make Crispy Smashed Potatoes
- 💡 Tips
- ☑️ Storage Instructions
- 🍴 What to Serve with These Potatoes
- 🔄 Smashed Potato Toppings to Consider
- Can I Use Other Types of Potatoes?
- Can I Make these Potatoes in Advance?
- Can I Make Smashed Potatoes in My Air Fryer?
- 🍽️ More Side Dish Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love This Smashed Potatoes Recipe
- Buttery Yukon gold potatoes
- Crispy on the outside, tender and fluffy inside
- Easy to make with just a handful of ingredients
- Minimal prep work
- Pairs well with any protein that you like
- Vegan and dairy-free options
These smashed potatoes are like having the best of both worlds: fluffy baked goodness with the satisfying crisp of French fries. With their golden exterior and tender interior, these potatoes are perfect as a side dish or even as a snack on their own.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it's easy to make with just a handful of simple ingredients. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or just looking for a new side for a weeknight meal, crispy smashed potatoes are a guaranteed hit.
🛒 Ingredients for Smashed Potatoes
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Wash and scrub your potatoes.
Add them to a pot with enough vegetable broth to cover them. I used about 3 cups.
Boil 20-25 minutes or until fork tender, then place on a baking sheet that’s been brushed with olive oil and allow them to sit while you preheat your oven to 425°F.
Using a fork or potato masher, gently smash each potato.
Brush the olive oil and butter over the tops.
Add the garlic, salt, and pepper.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden and crisp.
Garnish with the parsley, and serve.
- Uniform size: Aim for uniform potato sizes to ensure they're all done at the same time.
- Avoid over-mashing: Keep in mind that you're not looking for mashed potatoes. A gentle press is all it takes to crack the skin and smash them to the right thickness.
- Start in a preheated oven: Putting them in a hot oven helps create that wonderful crispiness on the exterior while keeping the insides tender.
- Serve immediately: For the ultimate texture, serve the smashed potatoes right out of the oven. The contrast between the hot, crispy exterior and the fluffy interior is best when they first come out of the oven.
☑️ Storage Instructions
- Fridge: Store leftover smashed potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three to four days.
- Freezer: If freezing, you’ll want to do so without toppings. Place the potatoes in a freezer-safe container or bag and store for up to 2 months.
- Reheating: To reheat, use an oven or air fryer for optimal crispiness. Avoid the microwave for reheating because you won’t get the same crispiness.
🍴 What to Serve with These Potatoes
Honestly, any protein main course you can think of will go with these potatoes. If you have simple meat and potato lovers in your house, here are some great options:
- Air Fryer Pork Chops
- Cast Iron Steak and Mushrooms
- Mississippi Pot Roast
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- Crockpot Meatloaf
These lemon pepper wings would also go perfectly with the smashed potatoes. They only take about 20 minutes to make and are so flavorful!
🔄 Smashed Potato Toppings to Consider
- Creamy toppings: Serve these potatoes with a dollop of sour cream with sliced green onions or a drizzle of this Homemade Bacon Ranch Dressing, this Zesty Dipping Sauce or this Creamy Dill Sauce.
- Cheesy topping: About 5 minutes before you take them out of the oven, you can top them with your favorite melty cheese or crumbled cheese like feta or goat cheese.
- Savory toppings: Caramelized onions or smashed roasted garlic make great additions.
- Other delicious toppings: Other delicious toppings to consider are this homemade Walnut Pesto, Chimichurri Sauce or Chipotle Aioli.
Can I Use Other Types of Potatoes?
While Yukon gold potatoes are best because of their creamy texture, you can experiment with other varieties like red or fingerling potatoes.
Can I Make these Potatoes in Advance?
Absolutely! Boil the potatoes in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Reheat them in the microwave and proceed with smashing and baking when you're ready to serve.
Can I Make Smashed Potatoes in My Air Fryer?
If you're wanting to make a smaller batch, the air fryer is a great choice. You'll want to smash them and cook them on 400°F for about 15-20 minutes.
🍽️ More Side Dish Recipes
- Air Fryer Red Potatoes
- Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
- Creamed Corn
- Garlic Potatoes and Green Beans
- Glazed Carrots
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato
Crispy Smashed Potatoes
- Wash and scrub your potatoes. Add them to a saucepan with enough vegetable broth to cover them. I used about 3 cups.
- Using a fork or potato masher gently smash each potato.
- Brush the olive oil and butter over the tops.
- Add the garlic salt and pepper, then bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden and crisp. Garnish with the parsley and serve.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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