Bacon and Cheddar Smashed Red Potatoes

If you like this recipe, please share!

Bacon and Cheddar Smashed Red Potatoes

Last weekend we had dinner at a great steak house in Tampa and no it wasn’t THAT steak house. I ordered a baked potato, as I usually do when I have steak, but my husband ordered a bacon and cheddar mashed potato dish. When our server brought my husband’s side I immediately regretted my choice. They were creamy and  delicious. So I prodded our server for clues as to what was in the dish. All the way home from the restaurant, those potatoes were all I could talk about so I just knew I had to recreate them at home.

Lo and behold, I had all the ingredients. So I set to making them and, according to my husband and youngest son – they were a hit!

Bacon and Cheddar Smashed Red Potatoes

The perfect side dish for any holiday meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 - 8 servings


  • 6 - 8 medium red potatoes washed
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled but whole
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter melted
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons half and half
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • In a large pot of water boil red potatoes and garlic until tender. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, place potatoes and garlic. Mash with hand masher. Add butter, sour cream and half and half. Mash until combined, leaving some potato chunks.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Place prepared potatoes into a 3 quart baking dish and smooth out evenly. Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese on top of potatoes and sprinkle with bacon.
  • Place in 300 degree oven for 10 - 15 minutes until cheese is melted and potatoes are warmed.

Bacon and cheddar smashed red potatoes are a delicious side for any occasion.


Similar Posts


  1. Mmmm! I would happily take that dish and call it dinner! That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at sides and pies!

  2. Pingback: Greens with Gruyere and Bacon #SundaySupper | Cooking Chat
  3. Yummy! What a perfect side dish for just about anything! It is fun to try to recreate something that you had out and I’m glad you were able to do it!

  4. Pingback: Bacon Barbecue Nachos #SundaySupper
  5. Pingback: Grilled Manwich Club #SundaySupper - Momma's Meals
5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating