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I don’t know that anyone hasn’t had crash potatoes, but just in case I thought I would post it. This crashed potatoes recipe is from Pioneer Woman and we love it. I like to let the edges get extra crispy. My goodness these are good.

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I love recipes that seem too simple to ever be worth my time. They always, always end up being our favorite recipes. But really, it’s all about those crispy edges. The olive oil is amazing too. Sometimes you just have to take things back to the basics. We hardly ever have potatoes. Instead we tend to be pretty heavy with the vegetables in a variety of colors, but winter hits and potatoes are suddenly one of our favorite sides. I guess it’s comfort food in a way. And they are so easy to make as a side dish and we all know how I despise thinking up side dishes.

What Are Crash Potatoes?

Crash potatoes are potatoes that have been boiled, smashed, and baked till crispy on the surface.

Are New Potatoes Just Small Yukon Gold Potatoes?

New potatoes are not a particular variety; they just refer to the freshly harvested potatoes of a new season.

“New” potatoes are often small and have tender skins that don’t need to be peeled.

Small red potatoes can always be used when a recipe calls for “new potatoes”.

Are Potatoes A Vegetable?

Potatoes are classified as Vegetable.

But, they are actually starch.

Potatoes offer vitamin B6, vitamin C and iron, and are an excellent source of potassium.

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Crash Potatoes

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
The recipe is from Pioneer Woman and it is so good!


  • 12 New Potatoes whole or Other Small Round Potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Black Pepper To Taste
  • Rosemary or Other Herbs Of Choice To Taste


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Bring a pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add in potatoes and cook them until they are fork-tender.
  • Drizzle a cookie sheet pan with olive oil. Place tender potatoes on the sheet pan.
  • Using a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, then push the excess out of the masher back on top of the potatoes and rotate the potato masher 90 degrees and smash again. Drizzle the tops of each crushed potato generously with more olive oil.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and fresh chopped rosemary.
  • Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and sizzling.
Nutrition Facts
Crash Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 707mg20%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Is this not Pioneer Woman’s recipe??

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    • Yep! It’s mentioned in the very beginning of the blog post and again in the recipe so all credit is given to her multiple times. 🙂

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  • It took me a while to try them, but then I did, loved them so much, I wrote about them on my blog! It is hard to explain to someone who has not had them the amazing things these few simple ingredients do together!

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  • These are great. I made a sweet potato version too that was really good. Don't you just love PW?

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  • I love these! My mom used to make them all the time when we were growing up. Even better if the potatoes are fresh from the garden!

    Hope you're feeling well. Can't wait to find out if Payton is getting a little brother or sister.

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