Smashed Potatoes

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Smashed Potatoes

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Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Servings 6


  • 12 baby red/russet potatoes
  • 200g diced bacon
  • Herb and Garlic seasoning/salt
  • Fresh chives, diced
  • 2T butter
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese


  • Lay down a sheet of non stick baking paper in slow cooker
  • Place whole baby potatoes in single layer, spaced out in slow cooker
  • Cook with tea towel trick in place on HIGH for 2.5hrs or until tender when tested with fork
  • Pan fry bacon for 10mins until crispy
  • Using a potato masher, smash down each potato top to about half way down
  • Top each smashed potato with a ½ tsp of butter, cooked bacon, seasoning, chives and finally cheese
  • Continue to cook on high, with tea towel still in place, for 20 minutes more or until cheese melted through
  • Use an egg flip to carefully lift out each topped potato to plate


  • You can make as many as these tasty potatoes as you need or can fit in your slow cooker but I have based the measurements on 12 baby potatoes to serve 6 people.
  • We have these as a perfect side dish to a BBQ night!
  • You can also vary the toppings to anything else you may like so you never have to have the same versions more than once if you don’t want to!
  • This recipe is also in our new book READY SET SLOW
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26 thoughts on “Smashed Potatoes”

  1. Cooked this recipe, without bacon, less cheese, with spring oniin & various herbs – it as delish! Served with lite sour cream. Yum!

  2. Just cooked tonight used bacon, mushrooms, carrot ,garlic and onion. A dollop of tomato paste on each spud then cheese. Bloody fantastic!!! My 2 toddlers ate as a meal, hubby and I had steakand corn cob as well but honestly this alone would be amazing as a light meal . Have shared my thoughts all over social media and will be back for more recipes!

  3. I made these the other night, I mixed cream cheese, grated cheese, bacon and chives in a bowl and then spooned on top of each potato instead of butter and they were amazing 😋

  4. Such an easy side dish with scope to play with flavours.
    I stayed “on script” and it was delicious 🤤
    Will 100% make this a regular

  5. Incredibly simple and delicious. Served it with chicken breast covered with a creamy mustard sauce. 100% recommend this side dish

  6. Michele Buitendijk

    Had these last night with steak and kebabs. We all loved them, topped with sour cream/sweet chilli sauce.. will definitely be a regular in our house

  7. Soooooo delicious and simple <3 Followed the directions to a tee, used the toppings per recipe and they were delicious and perfectly cooked. Highly Recommend what a great little side dish.

  8. Didn’t have any chat potatoes so just used 4 large ones, peeled them all and chopped them into quarters, worked a treat. Added more bacon and it was a huge hit for the family. Will do it again for sure.

  9. Tasty as!! Reminds me of the times I had a potato from ‘the potato man’ at the show. (Not sure what his name was, I just called him the potato man.) I forgot the dollop of butter but think it probably needs it or something to make the potato not so dry. I will definitely be making these again though as a side, or easy lunch or tea.

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