Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes

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  • An easy recipe for Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes – an incredible crowd pleasing appetizer or easy side dish. Smashed Red Potatoes are boiled, smashed, and baked with olive oil, cheese and bacon until crisp and topped with sour cream and chives for an irresistible and memorable appetizer!

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    I’ve been making smashed potatoes for years in various ways, most often Smashed Red Potatoes, boiled, drizzled with olive oil, salt and seasonings and baked until crispy, made famous by the Pioneer Woman or Smashed Sweet Potatoes for that sweet and salty fix.

    smashed red potatoes

    It was time I loaded these Smashed Red Potatoes to make the perfect side dish or party appetizer to serve a crowd. These pretty little potatoes are so good, perfect for entertaining, especially on game day!

    loaded smashed red potatoes

    You can serve them on a pretty platter, but they rarely make it to one – as soon as I pull out a sheet of these Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes, everyone is trying to get their hands on one!

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    loaded smashed red potatoes

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    smashed red potatoes

    How to Make Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes:

    • Boil potatoes until tender.
    • Place on a cookie sheet, using a potato masher or back of a wooden spoon, smash the potatoes so they are flattened but still hold their shape.
    • Drizzle with olive oil, add shredded cheese, bacon pieces, salt and pepper.
    • Bake until crispy.
    • Top with green onion and sour cream. To drizzle, thin sour cream with heavy cream, half and half or milk and funnel into a ketchup or mustard bottle and cover in a zigzag pattern.how to make smashed potatoes

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    smashed red potatoes

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    smashed red potatoes topped with cheese bacon sour cream and chives

    Smashed Red Potatoes Recipe:

    Smashed Red Potatoes

    An easy recipe for Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes - an incredible crowd pleasing appetizer or easy side dish. Smashed Red Potatoes are boiled, smashed, and baked with olive oil, cheese and bacon until crisp and topped with sour cream and chives for an irresistible and memorable appetizer!
    Course Appetizer, Side Dish
    Cuisine American
    Keyword easy recipe, easy side, entertaining, game day, potatoes
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Servings 12
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    • 12 small red potatoes
    • olive oil
    • salt {to taste}
    • pepper {to taste}
    • 1 1/2 c shredded cheddar
    • 3/4 c bacon pieces
    • sour cream
    • 1/2 c green onion chopped

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
    2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium high heat adding salt. Boil potatoes until tender, about 12-15 minutes.
    3. Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Using a potato masher or back of a wooden spoon, gently press to smash. 
    4. Drizzle with olive oil, fresh cracked salt and pepper. Top with shredded cheese and bacon pieces.
    5. Bake 15 minute or until crisp. Top with sour cream and green onions.

    Recipe Notes

    Fresh shredded mild cheddar is best.

    To drizzle, thin sour cream with heavy cream, half and half or milk and funnel into a ketchup or mustard bottle and cover in a zigzag pattern.

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