Crispy salt and pepper smashed potatoes

Crispy salt and pepper smashed potatoes

Crispy salt and pepper smashed potatoes is the perfect mix of creamy mashed potatoes and crisp roast potatoes and makes an easy, delicious side dish.
Course Side Dish, Vegeterian
Cuisine American
Keyword smash potatoes, smashed potatoes, smashed potatoes recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 179kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 6 medium potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2-3 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 6 thyme sprigs


  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill with water. Season generously then place on high heat and boil until a sharp knife can easily be inserted into the potatoes
  • In the meantime, pre-heat the oven to 230ºC/450°F.
  • When the potatoes are cooked, drain and place them on a greased rimmed baking sheet. Gently push down on the potatoes with a potato masher or wooden spoon until they are flattened. 
  • Drizzle over the olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper, adding a sprig of thyme to each potato. 
  • Place in the oven and allow to roast for 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and crisp. 
  • Remove from the oven and serve. 


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 5.7mg