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Crispy Loaded Potato Smashers

Crispy Loaded Potato Smashers are flavorful little morsels that everyone is certain to absolutely love. They're similar to potato skins, but without all of the fuss and mess. One bite and you'll be totally hooked!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 12 small new potatoes about the size of a golf ball (about 1 pound)
  • ½ Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • Steam potatoes in steamer basked for 20 minutes, or until fork tender. Remove from steamer; allow to cool 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Roll potatoes in ½ tablespoon of olive oil, and place on nonstick foil lined baking sheet. Using a potato masher or the bottom of a glass, smash potatoes to about ½-inch thickness, making sure that you keep them in one piece.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle about ½ teaspoon of melted butter on each potato.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are crispy golden brown. Remove from oven. Sprinkle shredded cheese on each potato, and top with crumbled bacon.
  • Return to oven for 3 to 4 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Yield: 12 Crispy Loaded Potato Smashers


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 33.5mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.4mg