Crispy Smashed Potatoes

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Steamed
  • Cuisine: American


Delicate Yukon gold potatoes are cooked, seasoned and roasted in the oven. Quite likely to become your next favorite side dish.


  • 2 pounds baby potatoes (recommended: Yukon gold)
  • 34 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional: fresh thyme, rosemary. Top with chives and parmesan after cooked!


  1. Boil potatoes using this quick stovetop method. Or, cook them in the Instant Pot: Add 1 cup of water to the bottom, place potatoes on the trivet, lock and seal the lid, cook at high pressure for 12 minutes, and use a quick release of pressure. Drain and pat dry the cooked potatoes. 
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.
  3. Place cooked potatoes on a foil-lined, greased baking sheet
  4. Use the bottom of a mason jar or glass to partially flatten the cooked potatoes.
  5. Drizzle olive oil generously over the potatoes and evenly sprinkle the seasonings over the potatoes.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden and crispy. Serve immediately!


Potatoes can be prepped in advance through Step 5 and sit out a few hours before baking.