Super Easy Loaded Smashed Potatoes Recipe
There are some night when I just stumped on what to make for dinner. And what stumps me is usually the sides! Like I’ll know that I wanted to make chicken, but I’m tired of the same old sides. But there is one thing that me and my family can always agree on, and that’s potatoes. Doesn’t matter what the style is. Baked, fried, French fries, tater tots, etc. We are true southerners in regards to our love for potatoes. And the kind we love best, are loaded.
So with our love of all things potatoes I wanted to share my delicious super easy loaded smashed potatoes recipe! It’s SO easy to make, is ready in no time, and taste like mini baked potatoes. Wanna learn how to make these yummy little morsels yourself? Let’s get started!
Here is how to make these super easy loaded smashed potatoes recipe:
You Will Need:
- About a dozen red potatoes
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 6 slices bacon (crumbled)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Optional: Green onion and sour cream to top.
Instructions for making my Super Easy Loaded Smashed Potatoes Recipe:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F
Step 2: In a large boiling pot add your potatoes and a little salt. Boil your potatoes until fork tender. Usually takes about 15 minutes depending on how big your potatoes are. Drain them when done.
Step 3: Grab a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and place your potatoes on your baking sheet.
Step 4: While the potatoes are still warm, use the bottom of a glass (or anything with a flat bottom that you have will work!) and smash those potatoes down! At this time you can add any additional spices you want to your potatoes.
Step 5: Brush the tops of your now smashed potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle on your salt and pepper.
Step 6: Pop your potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes or until they are browned and crispy.
Step 7: Top your now perfectly crispy smashed potatoes with your bacon and shredded cheese.
Step 8: Turn your stove to broil and stick your potatoes under the broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly. Pull out and top with green onions (and any other toppings that you personally enjoy on your potatoes!
And there you have it! In no time at all you have a delicious bath of super easy loaded smashed potatoes! They are seriously a crowd pleaser. You could serve them as a side for cook outs, as an appetizer on game day, or even as a whole meal on a busy weeknight. They are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and full of yummy flavor.
What would you top your loaded smashed potatoes with? Let me know in the comments below! Before you go check out my other potato recipes I have up on the blog! Mexican stuffed baked potatoes, instant pot potatoes, cabbage and sausage, easy sausage and potato bake, and easy crockpot potato soup. Then follow us on twitter, facebook, pinterest or by email (link way at the very top!).