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Smashed Red Potatoes

smashed red potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes are a lighter spin on classic potato skins and sure to satisfy French fry cravings. This recipe calls for the potatoes to be microwaved until tender to save time, but the potatoes can also be boiled in water first. Top with Greek yogurt and chives, or switch up with your favorite dressing or dip.

Smashed Red Potatoes

Smashed Red Potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes are a lighter spin on classic potato skins and sure to satisfy French fry cravings. 

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Poke each potato a few times with a fork. Place on microwave safe plate. Place a paper towel over potatoes. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes. Turn potatoes over and microwave on HIGH additional 2 minutes, or until tender. Remove from microwave and let cool.
  3. Cut potatoes in half width-wise and toss in olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place skin-side-up on parchment-lined baking sheet. Gently press down each potato with a potato masher until about ½-inch thick.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, turning potatoes halfway through cooking, until potatoes are browned.
  5. Let cool slightly before topping with yogurt and chives.

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Lesley Daniels

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Lesley Daniels

Lesley got her first taste for the food industry over 10 years ago at Heinz. Her finance and communication skills gave her an opportunity to explore many roles within their supply chain and procurement teams. Years later, she took her passion for creating and marketing food to Giant Eagle to source and develop their private label brands. At Produce for Kids, Lesley serves as the keystone between our retail partners and growers. As the mom of two daring boys and the wife of a passionate outdoorsmen, Lesley is always searching for healthy and delicious ways to fuel their next family biking or hiking adventure.

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