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Smashed Potatoes with Chipotle Aioli are an easy 4 ingredient side recipe. Smashing the potatoes before roasting means more of those perfect crispy edges. 



Total time

50 minutes





  • 2 pounds baby red or yellow potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 0.5 cup mayo of choice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce
  • pinch salt and pepper


  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover them with water. Add in 1 tablespoon of salt. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet that has been coated with olive oil. Using a meat cleaver or the back of a glass, press down on each potato to flatten them out.
  3. Brush them with oil and season them with salt and pepper. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes have crispy edges.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking, stir together all of the aioli ingredients. Serve the potatoes with the aioli.