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Loaded Smashed Potatoes; Savory and Irresistible



Are you ready to take your potato game to the next level? Look no further than these loaded smash potatoes! Packed with savory toppings and bursting with flavor, these delicious spuds are sure to become a new favorite in your meal rotation. So roll up your sleeves, grab some potatoes, and get ready to create a dish that's both irresistible and oh-so-satisfying. Let's dive in!


These smash potatoes are loaded with delicious flavor, and make a perfect appetizer or dinner side dish.


Potatoes are a staple food in many cultures, and for good reason. They are versatile, affordable, and can be prepared in countless ways. But when it comes to comfort food, few dishes can rival the satisfying taste of loaded smash potatoes.


There is something about the combination of soft, creamy mashed potatoes and crispy golden edges that makes smash potatoes the ultimate comfort food. Whether you're feeling down or celebrating a special occasion, these savory spuds are sure to hit the spot.


But what exactly makes smash potatoes so irresistible? Let's take a closer look at why they have become a beloved dish for people all over the world.






Ingredients:

baby potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper, cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, fresh chives

 

Servings: 4-6

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You will need the following items to make this recipe:

 

Medium skillet, wooden spoon, large pot, strainer, baking sheet, parchment paper, glass

 

Ingredients:

 


●       1.5 lb bag baby yellow potatoes

●       Salt and pepper, to taste

●       1-2 tablespoons olive oil

●       ¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

●       5 slices bacon, chopped and cooked

●       ¼ cup sour cream

●       1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

 

 











Directions:

 

  1. Preheat the Oven to 425 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Boil the Potatoes in a large pot of water for 15 minutes, or until slightly tender. Drain.

  3. While the potatoes are cooking, chop and cook your bacon, until crispy. Set aside.

  4. Arrange the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Gently smash each potato with the bottom of a glass, making sure to keep the potato whole, just slightly flattened.

  6. Brush the potatoes with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  7. Bake the Potatoes for 25 minutes, until golden. Bake for an additional 5 minutes if you’d like them extra crispy.

  8. Remove the pan from the oven, and sprinkle cheese over the potatoes. Return the pan to the oven for 2 minutes to melt the cheese.

  9. Remove the potatoes from the oven, and sprinkle with bacon, a dollop of sour cream, a little more bacon, and chopped chives.



 


Loaded smash potatoes are a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or even a main course. They are easy to make, require minimal ingredients, and can be customized to suit any taste preference.


Whether you prefer a classic loaded potato with bacon and cheese or want to experiment with different toppings like pulled pork or BBQ sauce, there is no limit to the flavor combinations you can create with loaded smash potatoes. The options are endless and the end result is always incredibly satisfying.


Not only are they tasty, but loaded smash potatoes also have numerous health benefits. Potatoes are a great source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6. Plus, by using healthier cooking methods like baking instead of frying, you can still enjoy all the delicious flavors without feeling guilty.


Another great thing about loaded smash potatoes is that they are perfect for feeding a crowd. Whether it's for game day snacking or hosting a dinner party, these savory treats will surely impress your guests. You can also involve your family and friends in the process by setting up a "toppings bar" where everyone can choose their own toppings and customize their own loaded smash potato.


Furthermore, this dish is budget-friendly as it utilizes simple pantry staples like potatoes and basic condiments. You don't need expensive ingredients to create something flavorful and satisfying – just some creativity!



Loaded smash potatoes are not just limited to russet potatoes – you can use other varieties like sweet potatoes or yams for added nutrition and flavor. You can also experiment with different herbs and spices to elevate the taste profile even further.


We highly recommend giving these irresistible loaded smash potatoes a try today! Not only will your taste buds thank you but your family and friends will love them too. So why wait? Gather your ingredients and get smashing! We promise you won’t regret it.


 

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