These Fully Loaded Smashed Potatoes are absolutely perfect! We have included a list of ingredients, and our process, but the ingredient amounts are up to you! You have to give them a try! How can you not?
Loaded Smashed Potatoes
- potatoes, any color, about 2 inches in diameter you can use any size as long as you adjust your baking time
- 1 can French Fried Onions more or less if desired
- cheese, shredded or grated to taste
- bacon, cooked and crumbled to taste
- 1-2 green onions, thinly sliced if desired, for serving
- sour cream or sour cream based flavored dip - if desired, for serving
- salt - to taste
- pepper - to taste
- cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil and cooking spray. Pierce potatoes with a fork and place on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for about an hour or until potatoes are tender.
Remove potatoes from oven and grab your hand held potato masher. Turn your oven up to broil. Move all of your potatoes to one end of your baking sheet. Spray the other half with more cooking spray. One by one roll each potato on to the side of the baking sheet with more cooking spray and press down on each potato with your masher. Do not press all the way down to the surface of your baking sheet. You want to press down so each potato is the shape of a hockey puck. Once you have moved all of the potatoes you can fit on to the side you just sprayed with more cooking spray, spray the remaining half of the baking sheet and finish smashing your remaining potatoes. Next place a pinch of French's Fried Onions, or as much as you can fit on the top of each of your flattened potatoes. Repeat with your shredded or grated cheese. Place baking sheet back in your oven until cheese melts and browns to your liking. Remove from oven. While cheese is still hot add bacon crumble on top of each potato. Using a small spoon add sour cream or your favorite sour cream based dip on top of each potato. Sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately. Enjoy!