Buttery Smashed Potatoes Recipe
Buttery Smashed Potatoes are a super easy potato side dish recipe. Boiled potatoes, smashed, smothered in butter, and baked until crispy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8
- 12 baby potatoes
- 4 tablespoons or more! butter, melted
- salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add as many potatoes as you'd like (I usually make 2 per person). Boil potatoes until tender enough to easily poke with a fork, about 10-15 minutes.
Drain potatoes from water, and spread out on a large greased baking sheet. (You may need more than one baking sheet. I can usually only fit about 8 potatoes on one baking sheet.)
With a potato masher, gently push down on one of the potatoes. Lift up, remove anything that sticks. Rotate the potato masher 90-degrees, then gently mash again. Repeat this process for each potato.
Melt your butter in a microwaveable bowl. With a pastry brush, spread butter generously onto each potato.
Sprinkle each potato with salt and pepper to taste. What are crispy potatoes without lots of salt?! Be generous here!
Bake in a 400° oven for about 20 minutes, or until edges are browned.
Sprinkle with additional salt, if you found you weren't generous enough before. Serve warm, while the butter is still melty!