Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Loaded Smashed Potatoes


The best thing to ever happen to potatoes is cheese, bacon, and sour cream.
  • 1 lb. baby potatoes
  • kosher salt
  • ¼ c. melted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Sour cream for serving, if desired
  • Freshly chopped chives, for serving, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 400ยบ. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with two inches of water. Season with salt.
  2. Bring to a boil and boil until tender, 15 minutes. Drain until cool enough to handle.
  3. Transfer potatoes to a baking sheet. Pour over melted butter, garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Toss until totally combined.
  4. Using the bottom of a small glass or jar, smash potatoes into flat patties.
  5. Bake until crispy, 20 to 25 minutes more.
  6. Top with cheddar and bake until melted, 3 minutes more.
  7. Top with cooked bacon, green onions, and sour cream (if using) and serve.

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