Recipe/ Side Dish

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. They are a perfect side dish for a casual dinner or an elegant get-together.

Oven roasted baby potatoes – crispy on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside!

Crispy smashed potatoes are quick and easy to make and so addicting to eat!

When I was little my grandma had a huge garden with rows and rows of potatoes planted. She would sometimes dig up a potato plant before the potatoes were fully mature.

She would dig out enough small potatoes for dinner and they were the softest, most delicious potatoes ever. Grandma always called them “new potatoes”. 

Baby new potatoes

I found some small baby potatoes at our grocery store. While I believe these are grown and harvest as small potatoes, they reminded me of my grandma’s new potatoes.

Crispy baked baby potatoes are a perfect side dish for dinner any day of the week.

I decided to make some crispy smashed potatoes. These potatoes are so delicious and addicting!  Just imagine that crispy outer edge and that soft and fluffy inside. I bought a big bag of these small potatoes and I’ve made smashed potatoes three times already!

Baby potatoes boiled and covered with olive oil.

These potatoes are boiled until soft. They are then drained and drizzled with olive oil. Next comes the fun part…the smashing! Okay, maybe it’s not all that fun, but I enjoyed it!  I used the bottom of a cup to smash my potatoes. Try to smash all your potatoes to a consistent level so they will cook evenly.

Making crispy smashed potatoes.

I kept the seasoning simple: just sea salt and fresh thyme. You could also use minced garlic, rosemary, paprika or just about any seasoning.

Smashed potatoes sprinkled with sea salt and fresh thyme.

5 from 3 votes
Crispy baked baby potatoes are a perfect side dish for dinner any day of the week.
Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Baby potatoes smashed and baked with a crispy outside and a fluffy inside.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baby potatoes, crispy potatoes, potato side dsih, smashed potatoes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 149 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1-2 pounds small potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  1. Boil potatoes until soft (approximately 10 minutes)

  2. Drain potatoes and let cool slightly.

  3. Place potatoes in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss potatoes lightly so olive oil covers all areas of potatoes.

  4. Grease a baking sheet with a small amount of olive oil. Place potatoes on tray. Gently smash each potato with a flat surface (I used the bottom of a glass.) Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh thyme.

  5. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until the edges are crispy. Cooking times my vary depending on the size of your potatoes and how flat you smashed them. 

Recipe Notes

Plan 3-4 potatoes per person. 

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 152mg 6%
Potassium 477mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin C 27.6%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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 Crispy smashed potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. These potatoes are a perfect side dish for a weekday meal or a fancy dinner.

Crispy smashed potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. These potatoes are a perfect side dish for a weekday meal or a fancy dinner.

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  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    May 13, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I bet your grandmas potatoes were the tastiest! Nothing like growing your own! Smashed potatoes are one of my favourite ways to enjoy those little ones. I love those little messy, crispy bits! I could eat just these for dinner and call it a day 🙂

    • Reply
      May 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      Why are the crispy bits the best? It’s my favorite part too!

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    May 13, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    I never heard of these, but they look delicious. I can just see myself adding some crushed garlic with a sprinkle of rosemary!

    • Reply
      May 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      Crushed garlic and rosemary would be a great combination on these potatoes.

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    May 14, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    These are one of my favorite sides Kathy! Leftovers are perfect for breakfast with eggs too!

    • Reply
      May 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Oh yum….I think I’d better make a double batch next time so I can have leftovers for breakfast!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    May 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Great side Kathy. These smashed potatoes look delicious and easy! I’d love these paired with a big juicy burger fresh off the grill!!!

    • Reply
      May 17, 2018 at 6:04 am

      Now I’m hungry! 🙂

  • Reply
    May 19, 2018 at 4:30 am

    These look great, Kathy! When are you going to recreate her mashed potatoes and peas recipe? 😄

    • Reply
      May 19, 2018 at 7:02 am

      I’ll have to have mom make those! 🙂

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    May 24, 2018 at 5:45 am

    These smashed potatoes sound like a recipe right up my alley, Kathy! I love a good potato, and the smashed version sounds like the perfect combination of crispy and soft. Also, for the record, I would have fun smashing these, too! 🙂 I definitely want to put these on the menu for sometime soon. I’m totally craving some potatoes after reading this post now…haha!

  • Reply
    May 28, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    I don’t grow potatoes every year but when I do I usually get impatient and dig up a few small baby ones. Now I know what I will be doing with these small ones next time!

    • Reply
      June 3, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      Now you won’t feel bad digging up those little potatoes!

  • Reply
    May 31, 2018 at 7:23 am

    I am so making these tomorrow!!!!!!!!! I love the recipe, we eat baked potatoes all the time, but it never occurred to me to make them like this. They look amazing!

    • Reply
      June 3, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      If you love potatoes, you are going to love these! Let me know how they turn out.

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