Crispy smashed potatoes – the ultimate side dish to add to any meal. They’re so easy to make and such a fun twist on regular mashed or boiled potatoes. These potatoes are a fun way to add your own seasoning or cheese on top and really make this dish your own. Smashed potatoes make a great side dish or appetizer for anyone who is vegan or gluten-free too!
How to smash your potatoes
I used one bag of small potatoes from the Little Potato Company and boiled them for about 25 minutes, or until you can pierce them with a fork. You don’t want the potatoes to be too mushy otherwise they will break when you try to smash them. Once they are boiled, you can place them in a plate and smash each potato individually and place them directly on a baking tray. Once they are all on the baking tray, season them with salt, pepper, turmeric, parsley, onion powder, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, grated cheese, and any other spices you’d like. I then drizzled some olive oil all over the potatoes and placed them to roast in the oven for 25 minutes at 350ºF.
Tips to Make the Perfect Smashed Potatoes
The best way to smash your potatoes is by using a milk frothing pitcher because it has a handle you can use to control the pressure you are applying on the potato. Otherwise you can use a regular glass that you would use to drink water, juice, etc out of. Or if you prefer, the back of a spoon could also work to smash your potatoes.
These crispy smashed potatoes are:
- Soft on the side, crispy on the outside
- Super flavourful
If you’re looking for another delicious side dish to make for Thanksgiving or to meal prep for the week, try my vegan cauliflower stuffing!
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