Loaded Smashed Potatoes
We eat a decent amount of potatoes in our house, and the majority of those are sweet potatoes. But lots of potatoes, nonetheless. So I decided that I wanted to mix it up a little bit by making some crispy smashed potatoes using yukon golds!
This recipe could not be any easier, and it only requires 4 ingredients! (if you don’t count oil spray and S&P) You could always get extra creative and add all of you favorite toppings, but I kept it simple by just topping them with Tofutti sour cream, halved grape tomatoes, and chopped scallions. Simple, healthy, fresh, and delicious.
I sort of think of smashed potatoes as a healthier version of hashbrowns. You still get all of that crispy potato-ey goodness, without all the excess oil. All you have to do is boil the potatoes first, then smash, and bake to crispy perfection. Easy.
These are a perfect side dish or appetizer, and I think it would be fun to mix it up on Thanksgiving and make these instead of mashed potatoes. I know, gasp!
- 10 yukon gold potatoes
- non-stick cooking spray
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup sour cream (I used Tofutti)
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 4-5 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large pot, cover the potatoes with cold water, season the water with salt. Bring to a boil, once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. You should be able to easily stick a fork into the potatoes.
- Remove the potatoes from the water and let them cool for 5-10 minutes. Transfer them to a baking sheet. Use the bottom of a jar or glass to carefully press down on the potatoes and smash them down until they are flat and about 1/2 inch thick.
- Spray the potatoes with cooking spray, and season with salt and pepper. Carefully flip the potatoes over, then oil and season the other side.
- Transfer to the oven and roast for 15 minutes, then flip the potatoes and roast for another 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.
- To serve, top with a dollop of sour cream, and few pieces of tomato, and a sprinkle of green onions.
I made these tonight! They were so good! I’ll definitely be making them again 🙂
Aw yay! I’m so glad you liked them!