Potatoes are *almost* a聽perfect food. They鈥檙e delicious and satisfying in every form, from聽mashed potatoes聽to fried latkes to聽potato soup. But when you鈥檙e looking for the quickest and easiest cooking method that doesn鈥檛 skimp on tastiness, you can鈥檛 do better than smashed potatoes聽鈥斅爐here鈥檚 zero peeling and very little prep involved. The low-maintenance crowd-pleaser聽is perfect for outdoor springtime get-togethers, when you鈥檇 rather mingle than spend all day in the kitchen. Here are聽13聽smashed potato recipes that deliver all the crispy tater聽goodness聽you crave, with minimal effort.

1.聽Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Pink Tahini Sauce: The nutty tahini sauce on these potatoes is聽pink perfection, thanks to a聽secret ingredient: beets. The gorgeous presentation makes these perfect for a special-occasion brunch, like Mother鈥檚 Day or a bridal shower.聽(via聽Nutritional Foodie)

2.聽Crispy Greek Smashed Potatoes:聽This Mediterranean version features all the Greek flavors you love, in the form of a聽zesty lemon-garlic yogurt sauce, briny聽kalamata olives, and sweet聽tomatoes. Serve with burgers and grilled fruit for an easy-peasy warm-weather meal. (via聽Cooking for Keeps)

3.聽Smashed Sweet Potato Guacamole Bites:聽If you鈥檙e new to the combo of sweet potatoes and avocado, prepare to meet your new obsession. Salty bacon brings out the best in both. (via聽Running to the Kitchen)

4.聽Smashed Potatoes With Fresh Herbs and聽Blue Cheese:聽These crunchy-edged taters are dressed with聽blue cheese crumbles, chives, and thyme, giving every bite an extra-savory flavor. The browned edges are so crisp, it鈥檚 almost like eating French fries 鈥 but way聽healthier. (via聽Cake 鈥榥 Knife)

5.聽Gouda Smashed Potatoes: This recipe calls for 鈥渟team in the bag鈥 potatoes and comes together in less than 15 minutes. That dollop of ooey-gooey Gouda cheese will make聽them a real crowd pleaser at your next BBQ.聽(via聽A Cedar Spoon)

6.聽Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes: These potatoes are over-the-top flavorful. They鈥檙e fully loaded with melted mozzarella, crispy bacon, and chives 鈥 what鈥檚 not to love? (via聽Caf茅 Delites)

7.聽Garlic Pesto Smashed Potatoes:聽Holy flavor bomb! We鈥檇 make this recipe聽for the garlic-pesto dipping sauce alone.聽(via Rasa Malaysia)

8.聽Crispy Oregano Smashed Potatoes With Feta and Lemon:聽You鈥檒l find yourself coming back to this recipe time and again. While many聽recipes pair potatoes with rosemary, this one calls for oregano, which tastes聽out of this world in combo聽with feta and lemon. (via聽Half Baked Harvest)

9.聽Loaded Smashed Potato Skillet:聽These skillet taters are a one-pan wonder that can be baked in the oven or cooked to crisp perfection on the grill. They鈥檙e perfect for a quick weeknight side and聽weekend BBQ alike. (via聽Seasons and Suppers)

10.聽Garlic and Lemon Smashed Potatoes: The dollop of creamy goodness on top of these seasoned potatoes tastes just like sour cream, but it鈥檚 actually Greek yogurt. Healthy eaters for the win!聽(via聽Salt & Lavender)

11.聽Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese:聽This combo of sweet potatoes and聽Parmesan cheese is INSANELY delish. Tangy grated cheese is exactly the salty note a grilled-to-a-crisp sweet potato needs. (via聽Cafe Delites)

12.聽Loaded Smashed Potatoes: If you heart聽potato skins, you鈥檒l love these smashers even more. They鈥檙e twice as tasty and聽require only half the effort. (via聽Foodtasia)

13.聽Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Avocado Garlic Aioli:聽These potatoes are a little bit fancy-pants. Read: a delicately flavored garlic-aioli drizzle. Break out these babies when you鈥檝e got a palate at your聽party you really want to impress. (via Oh She Glows)

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