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Fiesta Potato Smashers


As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines these yellow and red smashed potatoes with sweet peppers, cilantro and a hint of chili powder will be a side dish of festive  flavors. 


6SmallYellow potatoes and 6 small red potatoes
1PintSweet mini peppers (red, orange and yellow)
8 sprigs Cilantro, picked from steams
4TablespoonFat-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 sauté 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 sauté 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.


8 Servings
SourcePhoto and Recipe courtesy of Potatoes USA
Prep time5 minutes
Cook time30 minutes