Fiesta Potato Smashers
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5 from 13 votes

Fiesta Potato Smashers

Quick, few ingredients, and a true crowd pleaser! Enjoy as a main dish or a side dish! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life


  • 5 small Yellow potatoes
  • 5 small Red potatoes
  • 1 pint sweet mini peppers (red, orange and yellow)
  • 8 sprigs cilantro, picked from stems and chopped
  • cooking spray or olive oil
  • salt, pepper, chili powder


  • 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 sauté until they become slightly soft and start to brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Remove potatoes from microwave and, using a layer of paper towels covering each potato, smash them 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 sauté pan with cooking spray or add 2 tbsp olive oil to a pan, heat on high, and add smashed potatoes in a single layer. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until potatoes start to brown on both sides.
  • 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.