Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tasty Tuesday--Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Cheese & Bacon

I've got a delicious surprise to share with you today. They are easy and delicious and one of our family favorites! I've shortened the method a bit by using Market Day's Baby Baked Potatoes, but you can easily steam or pre-bake the potatoes (I'll share that method with you, too!).

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Cheese & Bacon

These pair up perfectly with grilled BBQ Ribs. I'll share that recipe with you next week!

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Cheese & Bacon
(adapted from Kraft Magazine)

1/2 bag of Baby Baked Potatoes (Market Day) or 1.5 lbs small red potatoes
Salt & Pepper to taste
Italian Seasoning to taste
3 Tbls Shredded Cheese
1 Tbls Bacon Bits
Cooking Spray

Crispt Smashed Potatoes with Cheese & BaconFollow the instructions on the bag for preparing the Baby Baked Potatoes via the microwave. If you have the small red potatoes, pierce and microwave until soft, turning often, about 10-15 minutes. Allow potatoes to cool slightly on a lightly sprayed cooking sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take the bottom of a glass and press down on the potatoes to lightly smash, but still keeping the form. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle seasonings over potatoes. Place in oven for 10-12 minutes, turn over and cook for about 5 more minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon and place under broiler for 3-5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Cheese & Bacon

We've made these with cheese and bacon and without, but the family prefers them with the extra goodies! Hurry up and try these--you'll be glad you did!



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