My family loves potatoes and I think I have made them in every way possible. Loaded Smashed Red Skin Potatoes are the family favorite! My boys love potato skins and I really hate the trouble of making them. I figured this is almost the same right! I tried it and it was a hit.
They now ask for these whenever they know we are grilling out. It is the easiest “like” potato skin I have ever made! I have also made these in bulk for a summer group grill out. They are so easy to just whip up and everyone loves them. We have never had a Loaded Smashed Red Skin Potato leftover. Although, I think they could be popped back in the oven and be just fine.
Loaded Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
Just like a potato skin but easier! Perfect side dish or appetizer for any grill out!
- Red Skin Potatoes
- Mild Cheddar Cheese
- Butter I use spray butter
- olive oil
Cook or boil potatoes until soft (I use a Microwave Potato Bag because it is quick and easy! You can find these on Amazon.)
Cook bacon crisp and crush in to pieces
Coat baking sheet with Olive Oil
Place potato on baking sheet and smash with potato masher
Spray butter on the tops of the smashed potato
Add desired amount of cheddar cheese to the top of each smashed potato
Add desired amount of bacon to the top of each smashed potato
Bake on 350° for 10 minutes (since every oven cooks differently I check on them after 5 minutes)
Since we are a family who loves Potatoes we have lots of recipes to share! Check out these awesome potato recipes!
Awesome Potato Recipes:
Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe – This is an easy side dish recipe that can be made in the slow cooker!
Stuffed Taco Potatoes – This recipe is the one your family will ask for over and over!
Crockpot Ranch Potatoes – This recipe is the perfect slow cooker side dish for most meals!
Funeral Potatoes – I know this sounds like a crazy name for a potato dish! We are from the south and after every funeral there is a meal. We usually take something to the church to contribute. This is an easy and plentiful dish to take.
Crockpot 4 Ingredient Potato Soup – It is so easy to dump everything in your slow cooker and go about your day.
Cheesy Potato Skins – Cheesy Potato Skins are the perfect appetizer for any party! Potato Skins are a great way to kick off any meal.
Twice Baked Potato Casserole – This one is ah-mazing! Perfect side dish for chicken, steak or pork.
Loaded Chicken and Potatoes Casserole – This one has had over 1.2 million shares! It has to be good!!!
Loaded Potato Pizza – I love potatoes and I love pizza! This is the greatest mix of both!
Crockpot Bacon Cheese Potatoes – This is another family favorite!
Gluten-free Dairy-free Scalloped Potatoes – If you add some diced ham and it can easily be a main dish.
Create Your Own Potato Bar – We have a new addition to our Menu Plan that everyone loves at our house. It is Create Your Own Potato Bar Night! Your family will love it!
Shelley is a boy mom, marine wife, and is blessed with an amazing family. She loves sharing recipes, travel reviews and tips that focus on helping busy families make memories.