Close up overhead of crispy smashed potatoes with vegan parmesan and herbs

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven


Crispy on the exterior, fluffy and delicious on the interior – this is the ultimate potato side dish! Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.



  • 1 1/2 lbs. baby potatoes (of any variety)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 tbsp fresh chopped herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage, etc) and grated parmesan (vegan or regular)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Bring water and a large pinch of salt to a boil in a large pot. Add washed potatoes and boil until fork tender – about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain potatoes and transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Using a fork or the bottom of a clean cup, gently smash each potato.
  4. Brush each potato liberally with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Roast for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, add herbs and cheese (if adding) and return to oven for additional 7-10 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and crispy.


To smash the boiled potatoes, we suggest using the bottom of a clean cup. It smashes more evenly than using a fork, and it’s easier to apply pressure!