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Healthier Loaded Crispy Smashed Potato Bites

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!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people, as an appetizer
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 pounds (28 oz.) mini potatoes (mine were a mixture of red, purple, and gold)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Greek yogurt for topping (I used 0%, but 2% or whole milk yogurt would be even creamier!)
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 ounces freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.