Put a pizza-style twist on your baked potato! Smashing and roasting potatoes adds a crispy crunch to this easy 3-ingredient meal.

EatingWell.com, May 2021


Credit: Sara Haas

Recipe Summary

10 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat generously with cooking spray.

  • Scrub potatoes and prick all over with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on High, turning once or twice, until soft, about 10 minutes. Using tongs, carefully transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking sheet and let cool slightly.

  • Using the back of a large spatula, gently smash the potatoes to flatten them to about ½-inch thickness. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • Roast the potatoes for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and top each with marinara and cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and golden, 8 to 10 more minutes.

To make ahead

Refrigerate cooled cooked potatoes (Step 2) for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

1 smashed potato
283 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 18mg; sodium 419mg; carbohydrates 38g; dietary fiber 4g; protein 11g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 3mg; saturated fat 4g; vitamin a iu 300IU; potassium 1023mg.