Paleo + Whole30 Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Paleo + Whole30 Crispy Smashed Potatoes – soft and fluffy on the outside, crispy and golden brown on the outside. The most delicious side dish recipe for breakfast or dinner! Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, clean eating, vegan.
Was anyone else so so SO excited when Whole30 updated their rules and said potatoes are ok to have during Whole30? I did a happy dance! Because sometimes you just want some delicious roasted potatoes.
My current favorite way to enjoy them is this paleo + whole30 crispy smashed potatoes.
Smashed potatoes might be the most perfect way to enjoy potatoes. It is like a mashup of roasted potatoes and baked potatoes. They’re soft and fluffy on the inside, and crispy golden brown on the outside. I just love them!
These paleo + whole30 crispy smashed potatoes just a tad more work than my go-to paleo + whole30 roasted potatoes, but it is worth it!
You start by boiling baby potatoes until they are fork tender. Drain them, put them on a baking sheet, and smash them. I use a drinking glass and it works great. Brush on some olive oil, salt + pepper, then pop them in the oven to roast and get golden brown.
I usually like to keep these paleo + whole30 crispy smashed potatoes simple and just season them with salt + pepper. But sometimes I get fancy and add chopped herbs, or a drizzle of some vinegar, or garlic powder, or I’ll top them with a yummy sauce like my paleo + whole30 pesto, the possibilities are endless!
Aren’t potatoes great like that? So versatile.
Not only are these paleo + whole30 crispy smashed potatoes delicious, but healthy too! Paleo, whole30, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.
Paleo & Whole30 Smashed Potatoes
- 2 pounds small potatoes, about 1.25" diameter is best (any variety too! red, white, yukon gold, purple)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- salt + pepper
Kitchen Equipment Needed:
- Rimmed baking sheet
- Parchment paper or aluminum foil
- Large pot
- Drinking glass to smash the potatoes
- Pastry brush
- Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (for easy clean up).
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil potatoes until a fork can easily be inserted and removed, about 10-15 minutes. Drain the potatoes in the colander, and allow to cool in the colander for 1-2 minutes.
- Transfer the potatoes to the rimmed baking sheet. Use the back of a drinking glass to gently smash the potatoes until about 3/8" thick, trying to keep the potatoes in one piece. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil, and use a pastry brush to spread the olive oil over all parts of the smashed potato. Season with salt + pepper.
- Roast the smashed potatoes until crispy and golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. Serve warm.
More Paleo & Whole30 Potato Recipes:
Paleo & Whole30 Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
Paleo & Whole30 Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Paleo & Whole30 Crispy Oven Baked Potato Wedges
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16 Comments on “Paleo + Whole30 Crispy Smashed Potatoes”
These look great!! Can I boil the potatoes and smash them one day and roast the next day? This way I can use this recipe for company for brunch and only need to roast them that day??
Yes! That’s a great idea! I’d boil and smash, then refrigerate, then the day of Serving brush with oil and roast then until crispy. Great idea!
These are the yummiest potatoes! Love them, they are easy and a regular side dish whether we are doing Whole 30 or not. Thank you!
They are a regular side dish for my family too, we just love them Sherry!
wow its look delicious i surely try it
I sure hope you like it!
The formula you share is quite meticulous and easy to understand. I will learn to make this dish based on your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
You are so welcome for the smashed potato recipe! I sure hope you like it when you make it. They turn out super crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Yummy!
The Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a family paleo favorite.We love that they are the perfect balance of crispy and soft. My CSA gives us a lot of potatoes and I usually pick through and get all the small potatoes. Serving it tonight for my faux Rosh Hashanah dinner!
Yea! I’m so glad you and your family love them! Using CSA potatoes is the perfect use for this recipe. Yum!
Love it, it’s definitely important to know how to do this properly and efficiently, clients LOVE these.
Yea! So happy to hear that! Thank you!
Loved these potatoes. I have a CSA and have a ton of potatoes. I have been wanting to try the smashed potatoes and this recipe was delicious and easy.
I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks for sharing with me, you made my day!
A CSA is a great source for potatoes! Way to go!
I love to eat potatoes but never tried this recipe!
You’re going to love them!