These crispy flattened potatoes are great for parties or as a side dish.  These potatoes take only 5 ingredients to make and can be done ahead of time.  These are such a favorite of my husband kids.  I love thinking of new ways to use potatoes, because you can only have mashed potatoes and baked potatoes so often.  It’s nice to try and think out of the box… well sometimes at least. 😉  Trust me once you make these you will find yourself eating ten of them at one sitting… they are like potato chips, you can’t just eat one!



Three easy steps: Boil, Smash, Bake!


Smashed Potatoes


  • 12 Small Round Potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Black Pepper To Taste
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the potatoes until fork-tender.

On a sheet pan, generously drizzle olive oil. Place tender potatoes on the cookie sheet leaving plenty of room between each potato.

With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the potato masher and mash again. Drizzle more olive oil on top of the smashed potatoes.

Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy! 🙂


See you next time!