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Loaded Smashed Potatoes


  • 9 small potatoes (about 2lbs, 907g)
  • 6 slices bacon (1.6oz, 44g)
  • 2 cups shredded or grated cheddar cheese (6oz, 170g)
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh chives (.8oz, 22g)
  • a few dollops of sour cream


  1. Wash and scrub potatoes, leaving the skin on.
  2. Poke each potato several times with a fork.
  3. Microwave potatoes until soft (mine took about 10 minutes)
  4. Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp, then crumble.
  5. Place cooked potatoes on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  6. Using the palm of your hand, smash the potatoes until they are flattened.
  7. Optional: brush with some of the bacon fat that is left from cooking the bacon.
  8. Top with cheese and bake in a 400 F degree oven for about 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  9. Remove from oven and top with crumbled bacon, chives, and sour cream.


This recipe is just a rough guideline. I have given the weights and measurements for the amounts that I have used. You can easily adjust the recipe for any number of potatoes as well as adjusting the amounts of toppings that you use.

Any size potato can be used, however a smaller sized potato makes a nice serving size. Tiny baby potatoes make great appetizers!

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