Crispy and Loaded Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes with Chives and an Avocado Crema!
Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes is the best option for any potato recipe!
Smashed potatoes are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, and the easiest and most delicious snack or side dish, aside from wedges and mashed potatoes. These smashed potatoes are over the top with flavour, loaded with melted mozzarella cheese, crispy bacon and chives.
Move over fries and mashed potatoes. We got the best of both worlds happening right herrrre.
And SO EASY TO MAKE! BOIL → SMASH → BAKE!
I spray these with cooking oil spray to get the crispiest, crunch while they’re under the grill (or broiler) in the oven.
Then, they’re loaded up and served with a super creamy avocado sour cream, also known as Avocado Crema.
If you love these taters, try these Crispy Garlic Butter Parmesan Smashed Potatoes.
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Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes
- 2 pounds | 1 kg potatoes (Yukon Gold or Carisma)
- A light spray of olive oil
- Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons garlic or onion powder
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella Cheese
- 1/2 cup diced bacon
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
- 1 ripe avocado , pitted and mashed
- 1/2 cup sour cream (or plain, greek yoghurt)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- salt to season
- Pre-heat your oven to broil (or grill) settings to high heat.
- Place potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring to the boil; cook, covered for 30-35 minutes or until just fork-tender. Drain well.
- Lightly grease a large baking sheet or tray with cooking oil spray. Arrange potatoes onto the sheet and use a potato masher to LIGHTLY flatten the potatoes in one piece (not too hard or they will end up mashed).
- Spray potatoes lightly with olive oil spray; season with salt, pepper and garlic or onion powder (about 1/4 teaspoon each per potato).
- Broil (or grill) until they are golden and crispy (about 15 minutes).
- While potatoes are broiling, fry the diced bacon until just beginning to crisp; drain fat on a sheet of paper towel; set aside.
- Remove potatoes from the oven; top with the mozzarella cheese and bacon; return to the oven until the cheese has melted.
- Season with a little extra salt and top with chives. Serve immediately wight he Avocado Crema.
- Combine all crema ingredients in a bowl, mix well to combine.
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Margaret Ann @ MAK and Her Cheese says
Something about the word “smashed” makes these sound extra tempting… Love it!
Hugo A L says
Here is everything I love in one. Not only are you a winner in life, you’re also a winner in bringing us beautiful food. A big shalom here out of a cool Cape Town – South Africa, dear lady. Have a great day. Maranatha!!!