These Healthier Loaded Crispy Smashed Potato Bites taste just like a loaded baked potato but better! Instead of using sour cream, they are topped with Greek yogurt, so they're a little lighter! Perfect for snacking or for serving as an appetizer at your next party!
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes, or until just barely fork tender. Drain and set aside.
Preheat oven to 425℉. Place potatoes on a large baking sheet, and using the bottom of a measuring cup or flat-bottomed cup, gently press down on each potato, slightly smashing it into a flatter disc. Drizzle the smashed potatoes with olive oil, and gently toss to coat. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, then flip each potato and bake for another 12-15 minutes, or until super golden and crispy. This could take longer or shorter depending on your oven. I like mine SUPER crispy. Once finished, remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly, then top with a dollop of Greek yogurt, the crumbled bacon, and chopped scallions. Season with extra salt and pepper if desired.