Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

These Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes are a perfect side dish for any meal.

Move over Mr. baked potato. There is a new potato in town. These potatoes are easy to make, crispy, and oh so good! Once you taste these crispy smashed red potatoes you’ll definitely want to make this recipe again and again.

I forgot how much I love red potatoes. I think you’ll be surprised just how easy this dish is and how addicting it will become. They are crispy but not fried. These red potatoes are first boiled in water (with the skins on) to soften them. Then simply smashed it on a sheet pan, and drizzled it with olive oil. There are many key things to make these potatoes delicious. I’ll show you exactly how to make these crispy smashed red potatoes.

We recently made these potatoes as a side dish to some grilled chicken and veggies and let me tell you. Mmm. We used rosemary and garlic in this recipe but I feel like you could get creative with these smashed red potatoes. Maybe even add some bacon and cheese. The opportunities are endless.

If you need a side to go with these potatoes check out our kale recipe.

I’ll show you exactly how we made ours. If you’ve tried them, comment below and let me know what you think!


Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1- 3lb bag of Red Potatoes
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to season

First, you’ll need to wash and boil the red potatoes (leave the skins on) until soft – approx 50 mins.

To speed up this process you could try microwaving your potatoes instead until soft.

When your potatoes are done boiling let them cool off in the strainer. Then make sure to preheat your oven to 500 degrees.


While you wait for your potatoes to cool add the garlic cloves and rosemary to a sheet pan. Next drizzle on some olive oil.

Then add your cooked potatoes and roll them around so they are coated in olive oil. Then season them with some salt and pepper.

Next, grab a coffee mug and use it to smash each potato.

They might break apart and not look the prettiest but just wait, once they are cooked they are so good!

Smashing red potatoes

Next, you’ll want to drizzle on more olive oil over the top. The more oil the better. Also, season with salt & pepper. Now put them in the oven at 500 degrees to get them nice and crispy.

These potatoes will be cooking for approx. 30 mins. Make sure to flip them after 15 mins. If the potatoes are sticking a little just let them cook longer. After you flip them, slide them back in the oven.

Crispy smashed red potatoes

At this point, your potatoes are almost done. Check and see if they are crispy.

Watch your garlic it will tell you a lot. If it’s starting to turn black you know you’ve cooked it too long. They should cook for approx 30-35 mins.

Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

Now go and enjoy these crispy little red potatoes! They are so good!

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❤️ April


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