Crispy Romesco Smashed Potatoes

white plate of smashed potatoes with parsley and side of romesco sauce

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These Crispy Romesco Smashed Potatoes have fluffy insides, a crispy skin, and are dunked in smoky Romesco Sauce. Vegan & Oil-Free.


  • 1 1/2 pounds (680 g) small gold or red potatoes, washed
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon salt of choice
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) Romesco Sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Flaky salt, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Add the potatoes, baking soda, and salt to a large pot, then cover with water. Bring everything to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until fork tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes, then transfer to a bowl. Add 1/4 cup (60 ml) of romesco sauce to the bowl and use a spatula to coat them evenly. Transfer the potatoes to a lined baking sheet and smash each one with a heavy measuring cup, drinking glass, or potato masher. The more exposed flesh, the crispier!
  3. Bake in the top rack of the oven for 20-30 minutes, until golden and crispy. Start to check at 20 minutes and cook until your desired level of doneness is reached.
  4. Transfer the potatoes to a serving tray and garnish with parsley and flaky salt, if using. Serve warm with remaining romesco sauce for dunking.


If you’d like to add a drizzle of oil over the potatoes before baking in the oven, they will be even crispier!

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