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Paleo & Whole30 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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 266
Author: Natalie


  • 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:


  • 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.


Calories: 266 | Total Carbs: 40g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 10.7g | Fiber: 4.9g | Net Carbs: 35g