Crispy Cheesy Smashed Potatoes


I had a few ingredients and wanted to do something different with some baby red potatoes that I had. I love bacon, blue cheese, and green onions, so I threw them all together and this is what I came up with. The combination of the three together is absolutely fantastic!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds baby red potatoes

  • salt to taste

  • 10 slices bacon

  • ¾ cup crumbled blue cheese

  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  3. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble when cool enough to handle. Reserve bacon grease.

  4. Grease a baking sheet with a small amount of the bacon grease and place potatoes on the sheet. Smash potatoes with the bottom of a glass, then brush with more bacon grease. Repeat once more (smashing/brushing). Lightly salt potatoes.

  5. Roast potatoes in the preheated oven until crispy, about 15 minutes. Top with blue cheese and crumbled bacon. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 more minutes.

  6. Top with green onions and serve.

Cook's Note:

You can use any cheese you like instead of blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
12g Fat
27g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 605mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 923mg 20%

* 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.

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