Crispy Smashed Baby Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Baby Potatoes


1 lb baby potatoes

1 ½ tsp salt

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp dried parsley

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp black pepper


Add salt to 6 cups of water in a large pan and bring to boil. Add potatoes and boil until tender but not falling apart (15-25 minutes, depending on size).

While potatoes are boiling, mix parsley, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper with olive oil.

When potatoes are done, remove from water and allow to cool slightly. Alternately, potatoes can be stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days before moving onto the next step.

Preheat the oven to 425℉.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread potatoes out over the surface. Using a potato masher or spatula, smash potatoes flat (½”), allowing skins to break. The thinner you smash the potatoes, the crispier they will be.

Drizzle olive oil mixture over potatoes and toss lightly to cover.  Bake until the edges are golden (25-30 minutes).

4 servings, 150 calories per serving

Hack: Leftover potatoes can be refrigerated for up to 5 days (minus any days you kept them in the fridge before oven roasting). Reheat in 425℉ oven until warmed through.

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6 Replies to “Crispy Smashed Baby Potatoes”

  1. This is an interesting and straightforward recipe. I am a man that loves food but cannot spend hours in the kitchen therefore this recipe is for me. I love potatoes and I am sure the olive oil mixture (I make my own olive oil) with parsley, onion, garlic, and pepper, will make the potatoes irresistible. I will definitely try that recipe and I am sure I will enjoy eating it. 

    Thanks for the post. Nektarios Tsakas   

    1. I admire a man who makes his own olive oil!  I’ll bet it’s delicious!!  Please let me know how it goes with the crispy potatoes.

  2. Thanks for these instructions for making Crispy Smashed Baby Potatoes. I really like crispy baked potatoes, and now on one occasion, I will try to prepare the potatoes according to your instructions. I really wonder if it will work so well for me and be as tasty as it sounds according to your recipe.
    We eat a lot of potatoes and a new idea of ​​how to prepare it is always welcome. Thanks!
    I wish you all the best and kind regards,

    1. I’m sure the potatoes will be good and crispy…don’t give up until they are 😉 I hope you enjoy it!  

  3. Hi Cynthia. I love baby potatoes, and we use them as a side dish often at our house. Your preparation sounds delicious, since I love live oil, garlic, and onion powder. The fact that its only 150 calories per serving is a plus for me since I’ve been counting calories as I’m working from home. I will definitely try this recipe. Thank you

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