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Crispy Smashed Potatoes Recipe

by Adrianne

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are on the menu on Sweet Caramel Sunday! With simple ingredients and step by step instructions, you will be able to make this dish tonight!

Crispy Smashed Potatoes on a blue plate with a bowl of white sauce in the middle

What to serve crispy smashed potatoes with

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a great side dish for a lot of recipes. They work well with chicken and would be great to accompany these Honey Soy Chicken Wings.

In Australia, there is a children’s entertainment group called The Wiggles. They have bright clothes and sing songs that children love and are a household name. One of their top songs is called ‘Hot Potatoes’. It is a super catchy tune, that starts with them singing,  ‘hot potato, hot potato…. with some pretty cool dance moves and lyrics’, they then move into ‘cold spaghetti and mashed banana’. Whilst I admit that the last 2 don’t quite appeal to me or make me drool, the ‘hot potato, hot potato’, not only appeals to be it makes me wish they would include, ‘baked potato, baked potato, mashed potato, mashed potato, smashed potato, smashed potato and many many more’.

How to make crispy smashed potatoes

Aren’t potatoes, just darn good. Like any combination of them too, it is not like mashed potatoes are anything to turn your nose up at and then all of a sudden you come up with smashed potatoes, and ermagawd, you have literally died and gone to a roast heaven place filled with aromatic spices and so much flavour!

This recipe for me came about as I had being seeing small bags of potatoes in Aldi for the last couple of weeks. The potatoes were itty bitty and very cute and I needed to make something with them STAT. I was having a scroll through Pinterest recently and I saw an image for Smashed Brussel Sprouts. Immediately I knew, I wanted to smash my potatoes and so I went about doing just that.

I am however, funny in always wanting to be original in the sense that I couldn’t even look at another recipe for these as I didn’t want to be influenced to the point that I couldn’t bring you my flavour combination and my technique. So at the risk of loosing my authenticity, I avoided all of those recipes and stuck to my own guns.

There is a lot of love that has gone into this recipe. These beautiful plates were also a present from my friends Emily and Tim and I wanted to do something special to plate on them.

About the recipe:

  • This is the PERFECT side dish!!
  • This recipe is VEGETARIAN
  • We use salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, onion flakes and fresh chives to make our potatoes taste terrific!!
  • We use oil to ensure the most crispy potato we can achieve

To answer your questions:

  1. The dish is best served HOT!
  2. This dish is not suitable for freezing
  3. This dish involves using both the stove and the oven
  4. This is a SUPER EASY dish to pull together

Let’s cook these bad boys…here is how to make our Crispy Smashed Potatoes with step by step photos:

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The beginning steps are super easy, rinsing, boiling and resting our potatoes.


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Our seasoning mix, only needs to be stirred together with a spoon, so many flavours, leading to such great tasting smashed potatoes!!


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The reality is if you push too hard, your potatoes will not be ‘one piece’ anymore. If this happens, you can repair that down the track a bit as your parmesan will help stick all of the pieces back together again! (Sort of like, humpty dumpty, having a fall from the wall, but all of the king’s horses and all of the king’s men will be able to pull our potatoes back together again as the parm is the ‘glue (not like poor Humpty!)


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Serving these is sure to bring some ohhhs and ahhs, just make sure you get one too as they will go like hot cakes!!  Queue the music ‘hot potato…hot potato….hot potato….hot potato!!’ (it’s just so darn catchy!!)


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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are on the menu on Sweet Caramel Sunday! With simple ingredients and step by step instructions, you will be able to make this dish tonight!
4.94 from 16 votes
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Course: Side, Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: crispy smashed potatoes, potatoes, roast potatoes, smashed potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Adrianne


Crispy Smashed Potatoes

  • 500 grams baby red potatoes (approx 8 small potaoes)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp onion flakes
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp himalayan rock salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 bunch fresh chives
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Chive and Yoghurt Drizzle

  • 1 cup low fat greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 bunch fresh chives
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


Crispy Smashed Potatoes

  • Rinse potatoes and add them to a large saucepan filled 3/4 with water. Add a pinch of salt
  • Bring to the boil with the lid on, then take lid off and continue to boil for 15 minutes 
  • Potatoes are ready when you can insert a fork into them and it goes cleanly in and out 
  • Drain and discard water 
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees F 82.2 degrees C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper 
  • Lay each potato onto the paper with some space in between them 
  • Use a potato mash utensil and gently press down on each potato until it is smashed 
  • Combine olive oil, garlic, onion flakes, thyme, salt, pepper and fresh chives and stir to combine 
  • Use a teaspoon to spoon seasoning mix over each potato, repeat till all are covered 
  • Place in oven for 10 minutes 
  • Remove tray from oven, add sprinkle of parmesan to each potato. 
  • Place back in oven for a further 5 minutes, or until parmesan is melted and turned a light golden brown 
  • Serve with Chive and Yoghurt Drizzle 

Chive and Yoghurt Drizzle

  • Combine yoghurt, lemon juice and chopped chives into small bowl and stir together with a spoon 


  • The onion flakes are sold in the spices section of the supermarket, usually not in a bottle, but in a small spice bag 
  • These are best served HOT straight from the oven! 
  • The edges of the potatoes will be super crispy and toasted (yum yum!!) 


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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Hmmmmmmmm, k, now that we have spent half of our lives talking about smashed potatoes, let’s have a look at a couple more veggie based dishes.

3 of my favourites from the blog are……drumroll please!!


Thanks for checking out my latest recipe, I know you will LOVE it, enjoy your cooking and let me know of any questions I can answer along the way.

Adrianne xx

P.S ‘hot potato, hot potato…………. hot potato, hot potato…..cold spagh…’ haha, it is stuck in my head (google it!!)



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Mary Bostow November 30, 2018 - 11:23 am

5 stars
I think even my very picky oldest son might even like this dish! I can hope at least.

Adrianne November 30, 2018 - 12:03 pm

Awesome Mary, hope he loves to try it!

Claudia Lamascolo November 30, 2018 - 11:40 am

5 stars
wow I love this step by step and how easy these are and delicious to make will try them soon!

Adrianne November 30, 2018 - 12:04 pm

Thanks Claudia, yes hopefully this will make following the recipe super easy for the whipping up the potatoes!

Jacqueline Meldrum November 30, 2018 - 12:30 pm

5 stars
Oh my goodness, that looks amazing. What a brilliant idea. Drooling here!


Adrianne November 30, 2018 - 4:45 pm

Thanks Jacqueline! I am happy they appeal. Cheers for sharing.

Sandhya Hariharan November 30, 2018 - 12:38 pm

5 stars
We love crispy smashed potatoes.. They are an amazing side dish !!

Adrianne November 30, 2018 - 4:46 pm

Awesome Sandhya! They are the best aren’t they.

Sara | Belly Rumbles November 30, 2018 - 12:46 pm

5 stars
You are right, these are the perfect side dish. These smashed oven baked potatoes are absolutely perfect!

Adrianne November 30, 2018 - 4:43 pm

Thanks Sara! They are on my menu for Christmas.

Rachael Stray November 30, 2018 - 2:30 pm

4 stars
Oh my gosh these look and sound unbelievable!!

Adrianne November 30, 2018 - 8:07 pm

Thanks Rachael! Can’t wait to make them again!

Tayler Ross November 30, 2018 - 9:49 pm

5 stars
Crispy potatoes are the best potatoes! I can’t wait to try these!

Adrianne December 1, 2018 - 2:01 am

Cheers Tayler, they are, aren’t they!

Krissy Allori November 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm

5 stars
You’re speaking my love language! Only problem is I would want to eat the entire plate.

Adrianne December 1, 2018 - 2:02 am

I know Krissy, that is definitely problem, if you have 7 friends and they all have one each, you will be right. Cheers!

Tara November 30, 2018 - 10:11 pm

5 stars
Oh wow! These smashed potatoes look incredible. I love that cheese topping and the chive yogurt drizzle.

Adrianne December 1, 2018 - 2:03 am

Cheers Tara 🙂 The drizzle is really goooooood!!

Cliona Keane November 30, 2018 - 10:34 pm

5 stars
These are exactly what I’ve been looking for to go with my Sunday roast this week! Perfect and packed with flavour!

Adrianne December 1, 2018 - 2:03 am

Awesome Cliona, I am liking the sound of your Sunday roast!! Enjoy x

Jenna December 1, 2018 - 12:27 am

5 stars
These are complete next-level potatoes. I love all the flavor packed in them.

Adrianne December 1, 2018 - 2:04 am

Thanks Jenna, me too!!

Heidy December 1, 2018 - 12:59 am

5 stars
These potatoes look super! They would go over in my household for sure. Saving !

Adrianne December 1, 2018 - 2:04 am

Thanks Heidy, have a great weekend!

Alison December 1, 2018 - 9:45 am

Better than roast potatoes, Adrianne!

Adrianne December 1, 2018 - 7:23 pm

Absolutely Alison! Hope you are having a great weekend.

Lee-Ann December 2, 2018 - 8:15 am

Potatoes are a favourite of ours too, these will go down a treat. Thanks for the recipe!

Adrianne December 2, 2018 - 9:04 am

No worries Lee-Ann, thanks for commenting. Next time, I will have to make a video for them!!

Sylvie December 2, 2018 - 11:28 am

5 stars
Oh my that looks SO delicious Adrianne! I’m a sucker for anything crispy and potatoes… and that yogurt drizzle sounds divine!

Adrianne December 2, 2018 - 11:29 am

Thanks Sylvie! I’ll be walking to work each day now to work off the carbs, haha!!

mistermaxxx08 December 2, 2018 - 4:36 pm

Straight up I just wanna reach through the screen and eat and forget utensils,that is a great fest, ☮️

Adrianne December 2, 2018 - 7:55 pm

I am glad it makes you hungry, cheers!!

Alexandra December 3, 2018 - 10:35 pm

5 stars
Oh my goodness. Yum! This looks like absolute potato heaven!

Silpa's Kitchen December 4, 2018 - 6:45 am

5 stars
Amazing recipe. Can’t wait to try.

Adrianne December 4, 2018 - 7:56 am

Cheers Silpa! Hope you love them, you might want to eat the whole plate, they are SO good!! Cheers

Jaimie December 4, 2018 - 8:36 am

5 stars
I am ALWAYS stuck for side dishes… you’re my saviour!!!

Mimi December 4, 2018 - 11:26 pm

OH MY GOD!!! What fun are these?!!! Truly, I do’t think I need the dip at all. Fabulousness!

Adrianne December 5, 2018 - 12:55 pm

Thanks Mimi!! They are very bloody tasty x

Bernadette December 8, 2018 - 7:19 pm

Ermighad these look amaze! Christmas dinner here they come!

Adrianne December 22, 2018 - 6:17 pm

Sorry Bernadette, this comment was lost to me, but I found it now. Thanks lady. xxx

debjani dey March 25, 2019 - 4:43 am

Heyya you use the soledad food theme right?? How cum your blog is so fast in loading any tips??

Adrianne March 25, 2019 - 7:50 am

Hey Debjani,

Yes, Soledad Theme. Thanks for the compliment. What is your blog, I will check it out and see if I can suggest anything.

Cheers 🙂


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