Fiesta Potato Smashers

Side Dish, Main Dish

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  • Potato Type: Gemstone, Reds, Yellow
  • Prep Method: null
  • Special Requests: Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Low Fat
  • Cuisine: American
  • Yield: 8
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As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines!Yukon gold and red smashed potatoes with sweet peppers, cilantro and a hint of chili powder.


  • 5 small Yukon gold potatoes and 5 small red potatoes or potato type of your choice (try russets, white or fingerlings)
  • 1 pint sweet mini peppers (red, orange and yellow)
    8 sprigs cilantro, picked from stems
  • 4 tablespoons of fat-free sour cream or fat-free Greek yogurt (optional)
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt, chili powder and freshly ground pepper to taste



Place whole potatoes (do not poke) into microwave-safe covered dish.

Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes.

While potatoes are cooking, cut mini peppers into small 1/4-inch slices. Spray a nonstick pan with cooking spray and heat to medium. Add peppers and saute until they start to brown. Remove from pan and set aside.

Remove potatoes from microwave and using a layer of paper towels covering each potato, smash it on a cutting board until 1 3/4-inch thick. Helpful tip: Use the side of a coffee cup or flat cooking utensil to smash the potatoes.

Spray saute pan with cooking spray, heat on high and add smashed potatoes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until potatoes start to brown.

On a plate, place potatoes and layer with sour cream or yogurt (optional), peppers and cilantro. Dust with salt, chili powder and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Calories: 50 Sodium: 350mg Vitamin C: 0.7% Fiber: 1g Protein: 1g Potassium: 293mg

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