Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

The best potatoes are crispy potatoes. We pre-cook whole marble potatoes in the microwave to get them soft and creamy, and then smash them to get those nooks and crannies crunchy in the oven. Eat them as-is or load them up with your favorite toppings!

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

2 mins

Cook Time

8 mins

Free Time

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  • ½ lb (225g) marble potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • Chives or parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Add potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper into the Anyday dish and stir to coat. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave for 8 minutes stirring halfway through, until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Evenly distribute potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Using a fork, back of a spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup, gently smash each potato to about ½” height. (Thinner potatoes will be crispier!)
  5. Cook in the oven at 450°F for about 20 minutes or until you see the potatoes’ edges become golden-brown and crispy. Season to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Toss crispy smashed potatoes with sautéed garlic and fresh herbs.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.