Cheesy Potato Smash

Cheesy Potato Smash


June 25, 2015

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 6


4 large washed potatoes, SKIN ON, diced (roughly cut into approx 2cm cubes)

1 small onion diced

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp of diced bacon

1 cup grated tasty cheese

Cracked black pepper


1Spread potatoes across base of slow cooker

2(the aim is to create a single layer of potato that covers the bottom of the slow cooker)

3Scatter bacon and onion over the potato

4Divide each tablespoon of butter into about 4 portions so that you can scatter the butter in pieces over the potato area

5Add cracked black pepper to taste

6Cover and cook on HIGH for 3hrs 30mins (no tea towel) or until potato is tender but not too soft

7In the last 15-20 minutes scatter cheese over the potato smash to melt.

8Serve straight from your slow cooker - delicious!

Submitted by Paulene Christie


19 Reviews

Lisa C

August 9, 2022

Great tasty side dish. Next time I would add a bit of garlic to the butter for some extra flavour.

Lisa Wright

February 27, 2022

Really simple and delicious. I added some ranch seasoning. I also cooked on high but only for 2 hours. My teenage son asked me to cook this again. He loves it so much. A wonderful side dish. We had ours with steak. A definite winner!


April 21, 2020

This recipe was so easy to make, I made as per the recipe for 3.5 hours, it was so delicious will definatley make this again, it was a big hit with my partner too, next time i might try a mix of sweet potato & potato, I love recipes like this that are simple and easy and turns out so delicious. I served this as a side with Honey Bbq Chicken

Julieann Prosser

December 16, 2018

Absolutely loved this recipe, was delicious and my 11year old who hates potato had 2 serves WIN 🙂


August 2, 2018

Did this tonight ….I added shallots, chives, black sesame seeds and some herbs on top of the cheese ….really delicious…but a little o the soft side for us so next time I’ll do mine slightly larger …or maybe 1/2 to 50 mins less. ( ill just fork test it as its cooking ) Also I might rub the herbs into the potatoes first rather than at the end .


July 17, 2018

Absolutely delicious! So full of flavour. The perfect side dish to any meal. Licked the plate clean 😋

Keryn Wolff

January 4, 2018

This is a very easy side to make. I get my son to make this. It is adaptable too.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 21, 2017

You could do without skin but it won’t make a lot of difference to the time 🙂


September 14, 2017

Can you do this with out the skin on the potatoes? Will it be less time to cook?


May 24, 2017

sounds yummy for a Sunday evening winter meal


February 16, 2017

This is a yummy side ! I added left over bbq chicken at the end and made it dinner. Prob should have added some greens but it was very nice.

Claire Roebuck

July 27, 2016

I made this the other night, it was soooooo yummy. Mine cooked quicker then expected. Will definitely make again 🙂

Awesome 🙂


June 2, 2016

This was delicious!! I was a bit worried that there was no liquid added, but it turned out great. I used a new slow cooker and it must cook a bit hot as mine was ready in around 2 hours. Will definitely be making this again.


March 13, 2016

Had this for the first time tonight so yummy was a big hit with my Partner


February 25, 2016

loved it but i think next time i might add pumpkin and see how it goes

Karen Stuckings

February 19, 2016

Had this tonight, super easy and super yummy

Rozi Pottsy

February 13, 2016

We’ve had these several times now, sometimes just with the butter
A big hit in this household….


November 22, 2015

Sounds lovely must try tnx

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