Smashed Potatoes


February 6, 2021

Smashed Potatoes 5 0 5 12
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 50 mins
  • 15 mins

    2 hrs 50 mins

    3 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 6


12 baby red/russet potatoes

200g diced bacon

Herb and Garlic seasoning/salt

Fresh chives, diced

2T butter

1 cup grated tasty cheese


1Lay down a sheet of non stick baking paper in slow cooker

2Place whole baby potatoes in single layer, spaced out in slow cooker

3Cook with tea towel trick in place on HIGH for 2.5hrs or until tender when tested with fork

4Pan fry bacon for 10mins until crispy

5Using a potato masher, smash down each potato top to about half way down

6Top each smashed potato with a ½ tsp of butter, cooked bacon, seasoning, chives and finally cheese

7Continue to cook on high, with tea towel still in place, for 20 minutes more or until cheese melted through

8Use an egg flip to carefully lift out each topped potato to plate


1You 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.

2We have these as a perfect side dish to a BBQ night!

3You 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!

4This recipe is also in our new book READY SET SLOW

Submitted by Paulene Christie


23 Reviews


May 20, 2022

I would like to know what the tea towel trick is please, i have never heard of it . thankyou


March 27, 2022

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.


January 8, 2022

Love this one! We add more bacon than the recipe says though.


August 31, 2021

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.


August 8, 2021

So easy and delicious!

Michele Buitendijk

August 8, 2021

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

Trish N

August 8, 2021

Family loved it, added extra bacon & sour cream to it. Great with a BBQ

Donna Collin

July 17, 2021

I did it with left over spag sauce and cheese and bacon. Delish. Served with salad 🤤🤤


June 27, 2021

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


June 25, 2021

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


June 18, 2021

What is the tea towel trick please


May 4, 2021

Sooo yummy and an easy time saving side dish

You can add them raw, they just won’t have that crispy bacon finish 🙂


March 3, 2021

Do you need to cook the bacon or could you put it on raw like when you do hot dogs?

Janelle Stewart

February 19, 2021

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 😋


February 16, 2021

We love love loved these! Even my fussy 11yr old lived them. Will definitely be made here again ❤

Deanna Rankin

February 13, 2021

Made this tonight & added chopped onion to the bacon. Next time I will try a dash of cream on them. So yummo.


February 10, 2021

Can someone please tell me what the tea towel trick is,thanks

Emma Whale

February 9, 2021

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!


February 7, 2021

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

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