Fiesta Potato Smashers: A satisfying and surprising meal

As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines — yellow and red smashed potatoes with sweet peppers, cilantro and a hint of chili powder.

These Fiesta Potato Smashers are a simple way to feed everyone in a flash. With yellow and red smashed potatoes, sweet peppers, cilantro and a hint of chili powder, these taters are great by themselves or even topped with sour cream/plain Greek yogurt.


Ingredients …

5 small yellow 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)

Salt, chili powder and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking spray

PreparationPrep Time: 5min | Cook Time: 30min


Direction ...

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.