Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Cheesy Smashed Potatoes were a huge side dish recipe hit with the fam!

Potatoes are something that everyone in my family loves, so I make them quite often.

I’ve gotten a little bored with them lately, so I prepared them a little differently tonight.

My son even called them potato cookies (which I guess they do kinda resemble cookies a bit).

How to Make Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

I got the petite red potatoes for this dish.

You could use the regular size red potatoes, just increase the cooking times.

I boiled the potatoes in salted water for 12 minutes (regular red potatoes boil for 18 minutes).

Once drained from the water I put them onto a lined baking sheet.

Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

This was the fun part…smashing them!

I used a mason jar and just smashed them by pressing down.

They break apart pretty easily.

Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Drizzle a little olive oil on each one and sprinkle with kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper if you want a little heat.

Into a 450 degree oven for 15-18 minutes (depending on how brown and crispy you want them).

Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Remove from the oven once they are crispity and golden brown and sprinkle with some shredded italian blend cheese and fresh thyme.

Back into the oven for another 2 minutes just to melt the cheese.

Serve these Smashed Potatoes with just about any main dish, we had ours with steak…because who doesn’t love steak and potatoes?!

Especially when they are extra crispy and topped with melty cheese 🙂

Cheesy Smashed Potatoes


Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

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Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

A fun and cheesy side dish, super crisp on the outside and very flavorful!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword best, Cheesy, Easy, Loaded Potatoes, Potato Side Dish, potatoes, Recipe, smashed
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 320 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 1 pound petite red potatoes
  • olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded italian blend cheese
  • fresh thyme


  1. Fill a saucepan with water, bring to a boil, salt the water with kosher salt and add potatoes. Boil for 12 minutes (if they are regular size potatoes and not petite, boil for 18 minutes).

  2. Drain potatoes and place on a lined baking sheet. Smash with a cup or mason jar. Drizzle each potato with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes (if you like a little heat).
  3. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Remove from oven, add cheese and fresh thyme and bake for an additional 2 minutes.

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