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Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Garlic and Bacon Smashed Potatoes

These Garlic and Bacon Smashed Potatoes make an awesome side dish or appetizer. They only take a handful of ingredients and are super easy to prepare! When you "smash" your baked potatoes, they turn out nice and crispy on the outside but super soft inside! And they are loaded with butter, garlic and bacon flavors! They are a great idea for holidays or any time of year!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Holiday
Keyword bacon, mashed potato, Roasted Potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Potatoes


  • 1 lb yellow or gold petite or baby potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • t tbsp butter
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • parmesan cheese for garnish
  • green onions or parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until they are tender when you stick a fork in them.
  • While Potatoes are cooking, cook bacon in desired method until extra crispy.
  • Once Potatoes are cooked, line them up on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and melted butter. Mix them up and make sure they are all evenly coated.
  • Using a large fork or masher, smash the potatoes until they are thin.
  • Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt as desired.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the outside starts getting golden and crispy.
  • Top with Bacon, Parmesan Cheese and Green Onion or Parsley. Serve immediately.