A simple smashed potatoes recipe using tiny potatoes in a garlic, hot sauce and cream cheese sauce. Serve these potatoes with any meal
“Say HELLO to my little potatoes!”
These potatoes are seriously addictive. They will have a complete hold over you, making you powerless over their flavors!
You won’t be able to eat just one smashed potato!
Smashed potatoes roasted in the oven and topped with a creamy, spicy sauce!
Why would you even consider resisting them??
Tips for making these smashed potatoes
- Use the smallest potatoes you can find. They will boil and roast faster than bigger potatoes
- Choose high starch potatoes over waxy potatoes since they mash better
- The pan you use to boil the potatoes should be a strong bottomed pan. It distributes heat evenly
- You can add salt to the potatoes while you are boiling.
- I used vegan cream cheese for this recipe, but, feel free to use cheese of your choice
- You can skip the cream cheese and just add the hot sauce
- I like using a hot sauce that has only a few ingredients. These potatoes don’t need too many flavors to taste great
- If you don’t have access to fresh herbs, use dried herbs
Why this is the best smashed potato recipe
Potatoes with a little kick are completely irresistible!
Top them with a cream cheese sauce and it’s potatoes like you never had them before.
Plus, they take very little effort to make! All you have to do is set the potatoes to boil
Once they are boiled, spread them out on a baking tray and use the back of a spoon to flatten them.
Place in the oven and let them turn crispy!
So, to recap:
- They are crispy
- They are spicy
- They are easy to make
And that’s why they are the BEST potatoes recipe ever!
Common questions about making this recipe
While you make these easy roasted smashed potatoes, you just might have questions. Here are answers to common questions you may have.
If you have other questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below
Do I remove the skin from the potatoes?
No, you don’t need to remove the skin from the potatoes once they are boiled.
However, this is also a personal choice. Some people I know will not eat the skin of any potatoes. So, for them, I will remove the skin and roast them. They will remain crispy.
I like to remove the skin after they have boiled because it makes my life so much easier. Can you imagine peeling 20 of these tiny potatoes?
Too much work, right?
What can I use to smash potatoes?
- Use the back of a spoon. This is my favorite method even though it doesn’t break the potato evenly.
- Use a bottom of a ramekin. This is generally considered the best method because the potato breaks evenly.
- The bottom of a spice bottle.
- Small glass jar
Can I freeze them?
Yes, you can freeze them, but, the process matters.
First, boil them in the pan. Par-boil them, meaning they are boiled 3/4 of the way. Stop the boiling process after 20 min of boiling them.
Drain the water and place them on a large tray. Smash the potatoes using the back of a spoon
Let them cool completely first. This is very important because they will freeze better
Once they are cooled, they are ready to be frozen. Don’t add any of the other ingredients or roast them in the oven.
Ideally, you want to lining them in a single layer in a freezer friendly container. However, if that’s not possible, use a ziploc bag
Make sure you write the boil date on your ziploc bag
Use it up within 6 months of boiling them
Toppings for the smashed potatoes
If you like to serve different kinds of potato recipes, I have a huge collection of sweet potatoes and regular potato recipes you can choose from.
How do I reheat these smashed potatoes?
Freezing the potatoes is half the battle. The rest of the steps are so much easier from here.
First, thaw the potatoes for at least 5 hours. Your thaw time will depend on how frozen they are at the time you start to thaw them.
When the potatoes are not sticking together, you potatoes have thawed sufficiently
Now, place the potatoes on an oiled baking tray. Top a little butter on top of the potatoes
Place in a 400° preheated oven and roast for about 20 minutes or until they are crispy on the outside
Remove the potatoes from the oven and drizzle the creamy + spicy sauce. Serve immediately
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Vegan Smashed Potatoes
- Stainless Steel Pan
- 13X9 Baking tray
- 9 baby potatoes
- 7 cup water
- 2 Tbsp vegan butter
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 1.5 tsp salt if you have sea salt, use that instead
- 1 Tbsp lemon pepper adjust to taste
- Add the water to a strong bottom pan
- Place the pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium high
- Gently put the baby potatoes in the pan
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- When the potato skin start cracking and a knife-tip goes through without effort, the potatoes are ready
- Once the potatoes are done boiling, set your oven to heat to 400°
- Gently drain the potatoes and set aside to cool to touch
- Take a baking tray and oil it generously
- Align each of the potatoes on the tray. Leave some space between the potatoes
- Take the back of a spoon and gently press down on the potatoes. Flatten to the point where they are leveled
- Melt the butter, rosemary, salt and lemon pepper
- Drizzle this melted butter over the potatoes. Leave some for later
- Place the potatoes in the oven and let them roast for about 10 min. I like to turn them over after 10 min so that they crisp up on both sides. This is a personal preference
- When the potatoes are done roasting, remove from the oven and drizzle the remaining melted butter on it.
- Serve immediately
- Be sure to choose tiny potatoes and make sure you wash them thoroughly
- If you don’t like the skin on, peel it after you boil the potatoes