Cheater Smashed Red Potatoes

How to make super quick smashed red potatoes from, a vegetarian food blog.

This delicious recipe for Cheater Smashed Red Potatoes is the easy, one-pot, no-bake way to make smashed potatoes.



  1. Place the potatoes in a single layer in the bottom of a large pot. Don’t cram them – give them some room to breathe.
  2. Add enough water to cover the potatoes by about a half inch of water, then bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, cook the potatoes for about 15 minutes, until they are easily pierced by a fork but are not falling apart. Drain.
  3. While the potatoes boil, combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Place the potatoes back into the pot, then add the dijon mixture. Toss to cover the potatoes.
  5. Use the bottom of a pint glass or other flat object to gently smash the potatoes until they burst.
  6. Place the pot back over the heat and cook over medium-high heat for about 4-5 minutes, until nicely browned and crispy. Use a fork or spoon to turn the potatoes over one-by-one, then cook for another few minutes to brown that side.
  7. Remove from the heat and serve immediately!


– Just for the photos, I put these in a cast iron skillet so that you could see them. I normally make them in the same pot I boiled them in, and it’s perfect!