Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Courtesy of Pioneer Woman, who got the recipe courtesy of Trish! I have made these several times now and the most important thing is to be sure to boil your potatoes all the way so they smash easily. I recently tried them using Golden Baby Dutch potatoes and they were absolutely delicious. Baby Dutch potatoes are super super creamy, so if you don't like that texture, I wouldn't recommend them. They are yummy using red potatoes too. You can't go wrong with this one! I also use olive oil spray on the tops rather than drizzling, just to cut down the fat content.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until fork tender. (This is very important! They must be very tender.).
  2. Drizzle sheet pan generously with olive oil.
  3. Place tender potatoes on sheet pan, leaving plenty of room between each potato.
  4. With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the masher 90 degrees and mash again. (One reviewer suggested using the bottom of a glass for this step. I tried it, and it works MUCH better than the masher.).
  5. Brush tops of mashed potatoes with olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs.
  7. Bake in 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I haven't lost 10 pounds, learned French or become more interesting, but I'm very good at making Crash Hot Potatoes.

gailanng April 24, 2010

These are flavorful, crispy little morsels that everyone in my house loved. I also used the bottom of a glass to smash the potatoes. Used dried rosemary as the herb and served them with Pioneer Woman's Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich with the sauce doubled so I could spoon a little bit over the taters. DELICIOUS meal courtesy of Ree Drummond!

Sooz Cooks January 12, 2010

These are so good! I love how the outside is crispy and a bit salty and the inside is tender. I made these as written. I loved the rosemary flavor. I think many other herbs would work just as well. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* October 26, 2012