One Pan Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Looking for an incredible potato recipe? Try my one pan crispy smashed potatoes. They melt in your mouth and are perfect for weeknights or holidays. The potatoes are so tender in the center and perfectly crispy on the outside. They honestly melt in your mouth, it’s amazing. As an added bonus, you only need one pan for this recipe, making clean up a breeze. 

One Pan Crispy Smashed Potatoes – Healthyish Foods

That said, before you soak your pan in hot water, be sure to make a quick pan gravy from the crispy bits on the bottom. The pan gravy can be poured over the potatoes or served on the side for dipping. Almost like Canadian poutine, minus the cheese curds.

One Pan Crispy Smashed Potatoes – Healthyish Foods

Because we used shallots, garlic and rosemary, the pan gravy has so much flavor. These are the little bits of magic in the bottom of the pan that you don’t want to waste. Not a big gravy person? No worries! You can enjoy these one pan crispy smashed potatoes any way you like. To keep it simple, just use ketchup or honey mustard. Both will be perfect for dipping. No matter what you choose, I can guarantee this recipe will be a hit with the entire family. 

Looking for more potato recipes? Try my scalloped potatoes with caramelized onions or my melting potatoes

One Pan Crispy Smashed Potatoes – Healthyish Foods
One Pan Crispy Smashed Potatoes – Healthyish Foods
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4.63 from 8 votes

One Pan Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy potatoes
Servings: 4 people


  • saute pan


  • 1.5 pounds petite gold potatoes
  • water just enough to cover the potatoes in the pan
  • 1 large shallot sliced thin
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  • 1.5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 16.9 ounces broth I used Smart Chicken garlic rosemary bone broth


  • Grab a sauté pan and over medium/ high heat add your petite gold potatoes.
  • Add water, just until the water covers the potatoes.
  • Add the sliced shallots, rosemary, minced garlic, salt, butter and olive oil. Gently stir.
  • Let everything simmer in the pan until the water begins to evaporate. You should have a soft boil (not roaring boil) occurring after 5-10 minutes. If not, your heat is too low.
  • Once ¾ of the water has evaporated take a jar or ramekin and gently press the potatoes until they slightly burst. You do not want to press them too hard or they will completely fall apart and be hard to flip.
  • After all of the potatoes have been smashed, reduce the heat to medium and let them continue to brown on the pan.
  • Once the potatoes are crispy, use about a ¼ cup of the bone broth to deglaze the pan and scrape the crispy bits up from the bottom.
  • Now that the potatoes are crispy and the bone broth has reduced, add them to a platter. Sprinkle them with some grated parmesan cheese to finish the dish.

Now we will make the gravy:

  • Add the cornstarch and remaining bone broth into the pan with the crispy pieces that have stuck to the bottom.
  • Stir and simmer over medium/ low heat until a gravy begins to form. If you want a thicker gravy use more cornstarch. Be careful because a little can go a long way.
  • Strain the gravy and serve it with the potatoes.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer and creator of the brand, Healthyish Foods®. Sarah makes plant-based, fish and chicken recipes that are simple and delicious. Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!

4 thoughts on “One Pan Crispy Smashed Potatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    YUM! I made these for dinner tonight. Just these potatoes and nothing else… Because as soon as I smelled them cooking, I knew there would be no room in my stomach for anything else. They were incredibly easy to make and I love how accessible and affordable all the ingredients were. I easily found them at my local grocery store. I had doubts when I filled the pan with so much water that they would ever get crispy but low and behold, after about 20 minutes, the water was mostly gone. The potatoes were smashed. They were crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. They were so flavorful and so good. Definitely would make it again.

  2. 5 stars
    I needed a quick side tonight, and I magically had some little potatoes. This recipe is everything you want for potatoes! Tasty, easy, no difficult ingredients! Everyone commented on how good these were. Next time, I’m doubling the recipe for sure! Highly recommend.

  3. These potatoes were so yummy!!! I usually just roast them in the oven, (boring!) so glad I tried this recipe!! The flavor was delicious! The potatoes were crispy on the outside which my family loves! They were a huge hit!!

  4. 5 stars
    These potatoes were AMAZING! I had to finish them in the oven because they weren’t crisping up in my pan but it could’ve been that I wasn’t patient enough to wait.

    Honestly so much flavor, a delicious gravy and I’m going to make them for my non traditional thanksgiving dinner.

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