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Crispy Smashed Herbed Potatoes

Golden brown and buttery, these spuds live up to their tantalizing name. A sprinkle of fresh herbs when they’re hot out of the oven maximizes the flavor…and the pretty. —Althea Dye, Howard, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 12 small red potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 450°. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain.
  • Drizzle oil over the bottom of a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; arrange potatoes over oil. Using a potato masher, flatten potatoes to 1/2-in. thickness. Brush potatoes with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and parsley.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Yukon Golds and new potatoes are good substitutes in this recipe.
  • We doubt you'll have leftovers, but if you do, these make a delicious breakfast hash the next morning.
  • A heavy cast iron skillet can be used to smash these potatoes as well.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3 smashed potatoes: 292 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


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    • neen0319
      Oct 24, 2020

      Made as is and turned out great! So easy to make and delicious so this is now my go to recipe for potatoes!

    • Ronnie'n
      Jul 6, 2020

      This recipe was a great starting point. First time I made them i followed it to the T. I was left with something's missing. This time I added lots of garlic (1 tablespoon minced) with about a third of an onion and 1/2 teas rosemary to the baking step. Just needed livened up. Turned out yum!

    • darlyn29
      Jun 26, 2020

      Love love love these potatoes! Great texture both inside and out. We did cheat a little and added some cheese on top. ;) Tastes great with or without it.

    • cynandtom
      Oct 24, 2019

      Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside. Delicious!

    • TamiSueGarcia
      Mar 30, 2018

      My husband loves these and asks me to make them often. Sometimes I add a little fresh grated Parmesan during the last few min of baking to add some extra yum!

    • robbrd
      Mar 4, 2018

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    • shapeweaver
      Nov 13, 2017

      This recipe was a perfect way to use up the leftovers I had from some boiled red skinned potatoes. Instead of brushing on melted butter, I lightly sprayed them with some Butter Flavored cooking spray. I didn't have the fresh herbs that were called for so after spraying the potatoes, a small amount of dried was sprinkled over the top before baking. I really enjoyed the way they crisped up. " Keep Smiling :) "

    • darby2008
      Nov 9, 2017

      These were delicious! Instead of roasting them for 20-25 minutes in a 450 degree oven, I just broiled them in the oven for 5 minutes. Since they were already cooked all the way through, I felt they just needed to be browned and crisped up. 5 stars.

    • Robby1
      Nov 9, 2017

      Oh my, this recipe is so good!! I made it as written and can't wait to add cheese, bacon or whatever!! I give it 5 stars although I don't think the TOH stars are showing up lately.

    • simmore
      Nov 7, 2017

      These were SO delicious - everyone in my family Loved them! They are simple to make, tasty and very versatile. We threw some shredded cheese and bacon bits on top, but you could top them so many ways. Next time I'm going to put a little hot sauce on them and maybe even serve them with eggs. Definitely a keeper!!