Bacon & Cheese Potato Smashers

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"This is a great recipe I found in a Kraft "What's Cooking" magazine. It is changed up a tad bit to suit my tastes. If gluten intolerant make sure you are using gluten free Italian dressing."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (783.9 g)
  • Calories 635.7
  • Total Fat - 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 33.4 mg
  • Sodium - 590.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 107.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 16.3 g
  • Sugars - 8 g
  • Protein - 25 g
  • Calcium - 320.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 61.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Microwave potatoes and water in a 2 litre microwavable dish on HIGH for 10 minutes, or until tender.

Step 2

Cool 5 minutes and drain; place on work surface.

Step 3

Flatten the potatoes to 1/2 inch thick with a spatula.

Step 4

Heat the salad dressing in a large skillet on medium heat.

Step 5

Add potatoes; cook 4 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.

Step 6

Turn; top with cheese and bacon.

Step 7

Cover and cook 2 minutes or until cheese is melted

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very tasty! I cheated somewhat in the fact tha I used prepackaged real bacon bits. Since I was making it for a crowd, after cooking the potatoes in the frying pan I placed them into a baking dish and then melted the cheese in the oven. It worked really well and everyone loved them. Made for Billboard tag.

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(11 May 2014)

Chef shapeweaver

On 4/10/13 I made this for the "Pick Me Tag Game". I did a couple of things a little differently than what the recipe read.I didn't have new potatoes that the recipe called for,and just used the smallest red potatoes I could find and cut them in half.After frying the bacon,then I just added the Italian Dressing into the remaining drippings and slightly browned the potatoes.After topping the potatoes with bacon and sharp cheddar,then they were covered and steamed for about 3 to 5 minutes.I never really tasted anything like these before and they weren't bad at all.Thanks for posting and " Keep Smiling :) "

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(10 Apr 2013)


Had these for dinner last night . . . yummy, and so easy too! The only thing I changed was the method, I always bake my bacon in a pan lined with aluminum foil, so after the bacon was finished I put the put the 'smashed' potato on the foil, leaving a little of the bacon grease, topped them with the bacon and cheese and finished them off in the oven!

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(10 Apr 2013)


This is a difference concept of making potatoes. this is one of the recipes I chose for the Billboard recipe game and glad I did, I made this on a large electric flat grill so I could make all of them at one time, these were a huge success, thank you Queenbea!

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(22 Jan 2013)


These are really tasty potatoes. I cut the recipe in half for just me and my friend. We had them with a meatloaf I made up. I will definitely will have these again, they were so good! Thank you for sharing it with us Bea! Linda

(28 Oct 2012)


Made these for supper cutting back the recipe for the two of us. Made with freshly dug potatoes from our garden and went with mozzarella cheese. Not only do these taste great they make for great presentation - I love when a dish comes to the table looking as good as it tastes. Another winner from Bea's recipe collection.

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(16 Sep 2012)