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Cheesy, Crispy Smashed Potatoes

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Potato Type: Petite
Cuisine: American
Prep Method: BakedBoiled

Dish

Side Dish

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins

Serving

Serves 8

Description

These smashed potatoes are one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. There’s just no other way to describe it. They’re perfectly crispy, cheesy and hearty and make a perfect side dish for pretty much every holiday coming up.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs petite potatoes
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 500 F. Grease a large baking sheet.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Rinse and dry potatoes. Add potatoes to the boiling water and cook for about 12-15 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes and place on the baking sheet. Using a fork, gently smash and flatten potatoes until they come apart a little and are about ½ inch thick.
  4. In a bowl, add olive oil, garlic, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Brush mixture generously over smashed potatoes.
  5. Add potatoes to the oven and bake for 12 minutes, until they’re soft and starting to get crispy.
  6. Remove from the oven and, using a fork, flatten them slightly more. Sprinkle cheese evenly on potatoes and return to the oven for 2-3 more minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  7. Garnish with fresh chives and serve.

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories

220

Fat

16g

Sodium

660mg

Cholesterol

5g

Vitamin C

2.93mg

Carbohydrates

17g

Fiber

2g

Protein

3g

Potassium

28mg

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