Irresistibly crispy pizza smashed potatoes! I took two of my favorite food groups and combined them into one delicious appetizer. Fun and easy to make, with only a handful of simple ingredients!

overhead image of pizza smashed potatoes on a baking sheet.

What You’ll Need to Make Pizza Smashed Potatoes

Baby Potatoes – These adorable little spuds come in all sorts of colors and shapes, and really any will work in this recipe. When selecting your baby potatoes, I recommend grabbing a bag that all look pretty similar in size, to ensure they roast up evenly! I used these to make my pizza smashed potatoes, and they were delicious.

Pizza Sauce – Either homemade or store-bought pizza sauce works! I used store-bought canned pizza sauce, to make this recipe extra quick and easy. But, if you’re up for the task, go ahead and whip up a homemade sauce – I’ll cheer you on!

Grated Cheese – Mozzarella cheese is the most common pizza topping, but there are plenty of other tasty options out there! I used a freshly grated goat cheese with a lower lactose content, because I’m sensitive to dairy. But feel free to use any kind of grated cheese you’d like! A freshly grated parmesan, provolone, or pecorino romano all taste amazing!

pizza smashed potatoes on a plate with beer on the side.

Tips and Tricks

  • Avoid over-boiling your baby potatoes in the first step. Over-boiling/cooking will make them too soft, and they won’t hold their shape when smashed. Therefore, boil potatoes until just fork tender, then strain!
  • You can make these pizza smashed potatoes in the air fryer! To do that, follow the recipe up to the point of roasting. Then, instead of roasting them in the oven, cook them in the air fryer at 400° Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Prep this recipe ahead of time, then pop it in the oven 20 minutes before serving! This is a great game day, potluck, or dinner party app. It’s super hands off, and everyone LOVES them!
holding up a pizza smashed poatoes.

Adjust This Recipe to Your Dietary Needs

Make it Vegan/Dairy-Free: For vegan pizza smashed potatoes, replace the cheese with your favorite vegan/non-dairy cheese. Or, sprinkle with nutritional yeast and leave the cheese out altogether!

Pizza Smashed Potatoes

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Recipe by Samantha Course: AppetizersDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Irresistibly crispy pizza smashed potatoes! I took two of my favorite food groups and combined them into one delicious appetizer. Fun and easy to make, with only a handful of simple ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby potatoes

  • salt, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce

  • 1 cup grated cheese (parmesan, asiago, provolone, mozzarella, etc.)

  • pinch of dried oregano

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add in a big pinch of salt and the potatoes. Boil potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork.
  • Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit.
  • Drain potatoes from water and let cool slightly, then transfer to a large baking sheet. Use a bowl, mug, or a heavy glass to smash each potato until they’re about ¼-inch thick.
  • Drizzle potatoes with olive oil, then sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of salt. Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove potatoes from oven and top each smashed potato with about 2 teaspoons of sauce and a tablespoon of grated cheese. Then, finish each potato off with a sprinkling of dried oregano, and roast for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Notes

  • Store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days! To reheat, either microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or put them back in the oven for 5-7 minutes.

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