CRASH HOT POTATOES - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Crash Hot Potatoes

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I have to admit I stole this recipe for The Pioneer Woman. I had one of those awful summer colds and I was laying on the couch feeling miserable watching the Food Network. 

I had bought a large bag of baby potatoes at Costco the week before & after serving them roasted and grilled thought this was something different. Ree Drummond was making these for her large brood, but since it was just Rob & I used a half sheet pan and only made about a dozen. They were really easy to make, delicious and the next morning served some with over easy eggs on top. These were a big hit with Rob “The Breakfast Man”. We still had some leftover!



6 servings

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

55 minutes




  • 12 whole New Potatoes (or Other Small Round Potatoes)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ¼ C Melted Butter
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Rosemary, finely chopped
  • Parmesan, Finely Grated


  • Preheat the oven to 450-degrees.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make and cook them until they are fork-tender.
  • Drizzle a sheet pan with olive oil. Place tender potatoes on the sheet pan, leaving plenty of room between each potato.
  • With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes, then push the excess out of the masher back on top of the potatoes. Rotate the potato masher 90 degrees and mash again, pushing out the excess. Drizzle the tops of each crushed potato generously with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and fresh chopped rosemary (or chives or thyme or whatever herb you have available.) Add grated Parmesan.
  • Bake in a 450-degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and sizzling.

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