Smashed Potatoes

A comfort food and it's a versatile dish.

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Smashed Potatoes

Discover the incredible benefits of smashed potatoes! Potatoes are so versatile and this savory side dish is perfect for enhancing your meals with its comforting texture and delightful flavors.

  • Author: Kim Nicholson
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x



1.52 pounds of small yellow potatoes

Two teaspoons of sea salt

Two tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Seasonings: Here is where you can get creative!

1½ teaspoons garlic powder

¾ teaspoon onion powder

Freshly ground black pepper

One tablespoon of finely chopped fresh herbs (parsley, chives, and dill) is optional.

We love our Spiceology. We add some of our favorites and change the flavor depending on what we serve this with.

Parmesan cheese, optional

Optional: Sour cream and dill dipping sauce

One cup of sour cream and fresh or dry dill – mix.


Preheat the oven to 425°F and liberally coat two baking sheets with olive oil.
Place the potatoes and one teaspoon of salt in a large pot and fill it with enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are soft and fork-tender 15 to 20 minutes.
Drain the potatoes and let them cool slightly. Place each potato onto the oiled baking sheet and use the back of a measuring cup to smash them down until they’re about ¼-inch thick. Drizzle with the olive oil, and sprinkle with your favorite spices, or try garlic powder, onion powder, remaining one teaspoon salt, and pepper. Roast for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and crisp around the edges, rotating the pans halfway.
Season to taste with more sea salt or flaky sea salt, fresh herbs, and sprinkles of Parmesan, if desired.

Add sour cream and fresh dill as a dipping sauce.


One of the many benefits of this dish is that it is versatile. You can add almost any seasonings you like. We change the flavor of this dish every time we make it. Have fun and be healthy!

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