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.
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
PreparationPrep Time: 5min | Cook Time: 30min
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.