Easy Recipes for Potatoes – Crunchy Smashed Potatoes

The whole idea with these little potatoes is to boil them first, smash them and then roast them until they are super crunchy. These really fun to eat and kids love them. They are also a great alternative to deep fried potatoes. They deliver the same amount of crunch at a much lower fat level.

Serves four

16 baby potatoes – any kind will do
Olive oil
Kosher salt/ Black pepper

Scrub the potatoes well to rid them completely of dirt. Place them in a pot and cover with water. Salt it and bring the pot to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until they are cooked through and you can easily pierce them with a fork.

Remove the potatoes from the pot and let them cool down completely.

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the cooked potatoes on a lightly oiled baking sheet – about 2 inches apart. Use a small glass to smash the potatoes. Don’t worry if they break a little.

Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil. Add salt and pepper and place them in the oven. Roast them until they are crunchy – about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve as a side for just about everything. Enjoy!

CALORIES 247.55; FAT 6.97 grs (sat 0.99; mono 4.92; poly 0.81); PROTEIN 4.92 grs ; FIBER 5.36 grs; CARBS 42.62 grs; CHOLESTEROL 0.00 mg; IRON 1.94 mg; SODIUM 524.77 mg; CALCIUM 29.34 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • January 18, 2011


    Do you deserve the with baked potato toppings?

  • January 18, 2011


    I do not serve these with any toppings. They are great just like this – nice and crunchy. Thanks for coming by!
    Mary Ann

  • December 28, 2011


    These are absolutely delicious.

  • July 29, 2012


    I love these. A new addition to the family menu! Thanks Mary Ann!

  • July 29, 2012


    Hi Jimbo!
    Thank you for your comment! I love these too! You are very welcome. Have a great week!
    Mary Ann