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Smashed potatoes with herbs and bacon

Crispy Smashed Potatoes (Extra Easy)

This recipe for crispy smashed potatoes is super fluffy on the inside & crispy on the outside. Sprinkled with parmesan, bacon, & herbs, they are so good!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword garden potatoes recipe, smashed potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 219kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Rinse the potatoes. Place them in a pot of salted water and boil until they are cooked. To check for doneness, gently poke a potato using a fork.
    Potatoes in a pot filled with water on the stove
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cooked potatoes on the baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between each one.
    cooked potatoes on a baking sheet
  • Use a potato masher to smash each potato flat.
    smashed potatoes on a baking sheet
  • Brush each smashed potato with olive oil and sprinkle on some garlic salt. Broil the potatoes in the oven until they are golden brown and crispy.
    smashed potatoes on a baking sheet
  • Top each potato with bacon crisps, cheese and herbs.
    Smashed potatoes with herbs and bacon


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1559mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 1mg