Crispy smashed potatoes on black plate next to bowl of mojo sauce.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes, smashed potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 411 kcal
Author: Erin

These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are the most delicious side dish! Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, they're amazing on their own or top them with sour cream & mojo sauce. 



  • 12-15 baby yellow potatoes or red potatoes
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Mojo Sauce for topping
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 450-degrees. 

  2. Put potatoes in large saucepan and cover with at least 1-inch water. Add 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook the potatoes until they are completely tender and can be easily pierced with a knife, about 30-35 minutes. Drain and let cool.

  3. Using a clean dish towel, flatten the cooled potatoes to 1/2 inch thickness.

  4. Place your potatoes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a Silpat. 

  5. Coat potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon salt.

  6. Roast potatoes until they’re crisp and deep brown around the edges, about 40 minutes, flipping halfway through. 

  7. If desired, serve topped with mojo sauce and sour cream.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 1758mg 73%
Potassium 947mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin C 53.7%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.