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Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

Smashed red potatoes are an easy side dish your family will love!  Crispy potatoes topped with spices, fresh herbs, and tomatoes.  Roasted to golden perfection oh so flavorful!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 151kcal
Author Lyndsey


  • 1 1.5 pound bag Little Potato Company potatoes Blushing Belle, preferred
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • cup basil pesto optional but recommended
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil more if needed
  • 2 tablespoon basil chiffonade
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for topping, optional


  • Bring a pot of salted water to boiling and cook potatoes for about 20 minutes or until you can pierce them with a fork.  Drain them and allow to sit in the colander for about 5 minutes to steam.
  • Transfer boiled potatoes to a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 390F.  If using, spread basil pesto on warm potatoes along with olive oil.  Using a potato masher or fork, smash potatoes until about ¼ thick.
  • Season with salt & pepper, add tomatoes and bake at 390F for 45 minutes or until crispy.  Top with parmesan cheese and extra basil if desired.


  • To reheat: You can make this recipe ahead of time and re-heat them on a sheet pan or baking dish at 390F for 10 minutes.  These smashed red potatoes are so crispy, even reheated!
  • To store: Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Grate garlic over the potatoes prior to roasting for a bold garlic flavor.
  • Try these in the air fryer! Follow the same directions as the oven preparation instead, use the air fryer for final roasting and flip halfway.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5.2g | Fat: 0.4g