Smashed Loaded Potatoes
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Smashed Loaded Potatoes
Smashed Loaded Potatoes
Smashed Loaded Potatoes
Smashed Loaded Potatoes
Smashed Loaded Potatoes
Smashed Loaded Potatoes
Smashed Loaded Potatoes
Smashed Loaded Potatoes

Smashed Loaded Potatoes

This tasty take on smashed potatoes gets a major makeover with the addition of toppings. Smashed Loaded Potatoes are a great side dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine General
Servings 4 Served
Calories 6 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 8 Small Gold or yellow potatoes, cut in half diagonally
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1/4 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1//4 Tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp. Kosher salt
  • 20 Grinds Fresh black pepper
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt to tast
  • 2 Green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 Strips of cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)
  • Flaky Salt to taste (Maldon is a favorite)


  • Place a large pot of cold water on the stove over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of kosher salt and the cut potatoes. Bring to boil and cook until potatoes can be pierced with a fork. About 10-15 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and put to the side.
  • Add the warm potatoes to a large bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the onion and garlic powders, salt and 20 grinds of fresh black pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Put the warm, seasoned potatoes, cut side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Using the flat side of a meat tenderizer, bottom of a glass or pot, smash the potato halves. Put in the oven and bake until the edges are real crispy. About 15 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle the tops of the potatoes with the shredded cheese. Put back in the oven for a couple of minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
  • Remove from the oven and top with the sour cream or yogurt, sprinkle with the onions and bacon if using and sprinkle with a pinch of flaky salt. Dig in!


Calories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 0.1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 177mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.04mg
Keyword sides, vegetables
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