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Instant Pot smashed potatoes

Instant Pot Smashed Potatoes Recipe

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  • Author: Stephani Jenkins
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Smashed potatoes are one of my favorite summer side dishes!


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 pounds of baby potatoes
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 Tbs avocado oil
  • 3 tsp butter, melted (or more oil)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbs minced fresh herbs, like parsley or dill (optional)
  • 12 c. parmesan cheese, shredded (optional)

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  1. Pour one cup of water into the Instant Pot and place the steamer basket over the water. Add the potatoes and sprinkle them generously with salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase), tossing them to evenly distribute the salt.
  2. Put the lid on the Instant Pot, seal it, and set it to cook on the manual setting for 5 minutes.
  3. When the potatoes are done and the pressure has released naturally, spread the potatoes between two baking sheets, about 2-3 inches apart, and smash them with a fork or potato masher until they are good and flat. Keep in mind that the flatter they are, the crispier they will become when they bake. If you prefer softer potatoes, don’t smash them too flat.
  4. To make extra crispy smashed potatoes, let them air dry for 5 minutes before topping them. After the 5 minutes are up, drizzle the potatoes with oil and butter, then generously sprinkle them with all of the seasonings except the fresh herbs.
  5. Bake at 425 F for 20-30 minutes, until the potatoes are golden and crispy at the edges. If you really want to go over the top, sprinkle them with shredded parmesan after they are done baking, then put them under the broiler for a few minutes, until the cheese is melty and toasted.
  6. Sprinkle with the fresh herbs and serve alongside your main dish and veggies.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 87
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg