Red Smashed Potatoes

These crispy red smashed potatoes are brushed with olive oil and seasoned with my grandmother's spice mixture. They are baked to golden perfection and topped with a sprinkling of Asiago cheese and fresh Thyme. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Red Smashed Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 potatoes
Calories 173 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 24 red potatoes scrubbed clean
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup shredded asiago optional

Seasoning Mix

  • 1 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons rosemary
  • ¾ teaspoons oregano
  • ¾ teaspoons thyme
  • ¾ teaspoons sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoons nutmeg
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot of cold water. Bring the potatoes to a boil and stir in 1 teaspoon of salt for each quart of water. Boil for 20 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Drizzle 1 Tablespoon of olive oil onto the bottom of 2 baking sheets and use a pastry brush (or paper towel) to spread it evenly.
  4. Create 4 rows of 3 potatoes and use a potato masher to push them down onto the pan. Use the pastry brush to brush remaining 2 Tablespoons of oil over each potato, then sprinkle with seasoning.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the tops with Asiago if desired. Bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from the oven, and serve on their own or with sour cream!

Recipe Notes

Redmond Real Salt is my salt of choice in this recipe and makes a *huge* difference over regular table salt.

Nutrition Facts
Red Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Potassium 971mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 22.3%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.