Simple Side Dish Recipes: Smash Potatoes

Crisp with a creamy decadence, this Smash Potato recipe is a keeper. Not to mention, you have lots of versatility with your buttery toppings and flavors like sweet and spicy with chives or garlic with Parmesan and parsley. Have some fun and make this recipe just how you like it. Plus, who said you can’t play with your food? That’s what this recipe is all about!

How to make Smash Potatoes

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STEP 1: Boil your Potatoes

Add 2 pounds of cleaned baby potatoes to a large pot of cold water. Put in 1 tablespoon of kosher salt for flavor and set over high heat.

When the pot reaches a boil, turn down the heat and allow the potatoes to simmer for about 20 minutes. Once the potatoes are tender, drain and allow the potatoes to cool slightly.

STEP 2: Prepare your Spread

While your potatoes are cooking, prepare your spreads. We are making a couple different versions today.

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To prepare the garlic, Parmesan, and parsley spread, add 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley, ¼ cup grated Parmesan and 4 cloves of minced garlic to a bowl and mix until well combined.

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For the honey sriracha spread, in a different bowl, add 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon sriracha, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon of chopped chives. Mix until everything is combined, creamy, and delicious!

STEP 3: Smash your Potatoes

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When the potatoes are cool, brush a baking sheet with half of each of the spread mixtures created in step 2. We used foil and created a divide so the spreads wouldn’t combine.


Add the potatoes and smash each one with the back of a fork or a drinking glass.

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Season with salt and pepper and brush on the remaining spreads.


Roast for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown.

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STEP 4: Enjoy!

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Now dig in and take notice of the crisp skin and the creaminess of each potato. Which flavor is your favorite?