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Crispy Smashed Potatoes 19 | Sweet Caramel Sunday
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are one of the most delicious side dishes to make! With simple ingredients and step by step instructions, to make easy smashed potatoes the life of your party! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side, Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: crispy smashed potatoes, potatoes, roast potatoes, smashed potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Adrianne


Crispy Smashed Potatoes

  • 500 grams baby red potatoes (approx 8 small potaoes)
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp onion flakes Note 1
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp himalayan rock salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • ½ bunch fresh chives
  • cup parmesan cheese

Chive and Yoghurt Drizzle

  • 1 cup low fat greek yoghurt
  • ½ bunch fresh chives
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


Crispy Smashed Potatoes

  • Rinse potatoes and add them to a large saucepan filled ¾ 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 Note 2

Chive and Yoghurt Drizzle

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


  • Note 1 The onion flakes are sold in the spices section of the supermarket, usually not in a bottle, but in a small spice bag 
  • Note 2 These are best served HOT straight from the oven! 
  • Note 3 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