Loaded Smashed Potatoes

These are a killer appetizer for any event! They’re absolutely perfect for a sports watching event, or just a regular family game or movie night. I’ve served something similar to this at a speaking event I did, and they were well received! They pair well with other finger foods, and if you need some more ideas, check out these guac sliders!

Allergen/Lifestyle Info

All the recipes on my site are gluten free including this one. However, it’s not dairy free, meaning it’s a no go if you are on a Whole30. If you’re just finishing up a Whole30 however, you can use these to reintroduce dairy! These primal treats could be a full meal on their own as well (primal is paleo + dairy). Alternatively, you could use dairy free sour cream and cheese!

If you really want to kick it up a notch, use this french onion dip in place of the sour cream! This seriously takes these smashed potatoes to a whole new level that’s bursting with flavor! Also, you could mix the sour cream with this onion dip from Primal Palate. If you don’t have a Thrive account yet, click here for 25% off your first order! I love Thrive Market for all it has to offer. You can find baking supplies, snacks for ALL dietary needs, non-toxic cleaning supplies, and now even meat and seafood at great prices. They ship quickly too, I’ve never had to wait long at all. They pack the boxes with great care, I’m always very impressed at how well they cushion everything for shipping!

Loaded Smashed Potatoes


  • fingerling potatoes
  • butter
  • sour cream or french onion dip
  • shredded cheese
  • bacon crumbled
  • chives


  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the potatoes. Boil until just fork tender.
  • Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet, and bake for 50 minutes.
  • When finished, gently smash the potatoes with a potato masher, keeping them in 1 piece.
  • Top with butter, sour cream, bacon crumbles, cheese, and green onions. Enjoy!

Alternative Toppings

Some other toppings I’ve seen people use are olives, salsa, lettuce, or ground beef. If you want to make a taco version, use this taco meat recipe for the meat. The seasoning tastes just like the blue box taco kits, but without all the preservatives, MSG, or soy.

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