Awesome Smashed Red Potatoes


This recipe of hand-mashed red potatoes with skins with a flavor mixture of bacon bits, cheese, and French onion rings could be served as a main dish if you are a potato-lover like me. This is the only way my family will allow me to serve potatoes in our house. The amounts I have suggested are only guidelines; you will adjust these over time to your taste.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 4 large red potatoes, cut into 8 wedges

  • ¾ cup sliced processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®)

  • cup crushed French-fried onions (such as French's®)

  • cup bacon bits (such as Hormel®)

  • 2 tablespoons milk, or as needed


  1. Place potatoes into a pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.

  2. Mix processed cheese, French-fried onions, bacon bits into potatoes and smash together using a potato masher. Stir milk into potatoes, increasing amount until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

645 Calories
30g Fat
78g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 645
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 1057mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 32mg 159%
Calcium 234mg 18%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1787mg 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.