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Loaded Holiday Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Prep

25 minutes

Cook

1 hour

Yield

8-12

This loaded smashed potatoes recipe is everything you never thought you needed in your life and more. If you are a big fan of stuffing during the holiday season, then these potatoes will be your new favorite because they combine all the deliciousness of stuffing but with potatoes. Yep, you heard me correctly… potatoes + stuffing. 

Why you’ll love this smashed potatoes recipe: 

  • Low Prep: Prep this recipe in just 25-minute then let your oven do the rest of the work 
  • Delicious: Everyone’s favorite side dish at the dinner table is always stuffing during the holiday season, so this is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser 
  • Low Food Waste: What I love about stuffing is that you can use up that leftover, stale bread and give it a new life. You can also use holiday dinner leftovers like your cooked potatoes, or turkey (if you aren’t plant-based)

Ingredient Notes: 

Potatoes: I used baby potatoes here but you can use any type of potato. You can even use leftover potatoes from Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner. Potatoes add a great source of fiber to this smashed potatoes recipe which will help keep you full longer. Did you know that they are also full of antioxidants?

Leftover Bread: Use whatever bread you are trying to use up here. Anything goes. White bread, challah, and brioche make amazing stuffing breads but legit, don’t worry about the kind, anything will taste good when combined with everything else in this recipe. 

Smashed potatoes recipe on a white plate

How do you make this smashed potatoes recipe?

  1. Fill a large pot with water, and bring it to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add the baby potatoes and cook until soft. This may take 20 – 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and drain the potatoes, allowing them to dry in a colander for 5 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400F, and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to the baking sheet.
  6. Using a metal spatula, large fork, or potato masher, squish each potato ensuring they still stay in one piece.
  7. Drizzle the potatoes with the first amount of olive oil, and sprinkle salt & pepper.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown.
  9. While the potatoes bake prepare the toppings.
  10. For the stuffing, finely dice the onion, carrot, and celery, and transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
  11. Chop the fresh sage and mince the garlic cloves, adding them to the bowl.
  12. Take the leftover bread and rip it into small pieces- around the size of a grape or smaller. Add this to the medium-sized bowl.
  13. Add the vegetable stock, salt & pepper. Mix with your hands until well combined. Set aside.
  14. In a small bowl, add the cream cheese and mix slightly to soften.
  15. Add grated cheddar cheese and finely chopped sage. Mix until combined- it will be thick.
  16. Remove the potatoes from the oven, allowing them to slightly cool.
  17. Using a metal spatula, flip over all of the potatoes, exposing the crisp, golden bottom.
  18. Drizzle the ¼ cup of olive oil over all of the potatoes, adding more salt & pepper.
  19. Evenly spread the stuffing mixture over the potatoes, and put excess amounts around the edges.
  20. With a spoon or your hands, distribute small amounts of the cheddar cheese mixture on top of the potatoes/stuffing.
  21. Add more salt & pepper.
  22. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden & cheese are beautifully melted.
  23. Serve immediately, with the addition of gravy, sour cream, or vegan sour cream. Garnish with fresh chives or herbs.

Smashed potatoes recipe on a white plate

Smashed potatoes recipe on a white plate

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Can I make this recipe vegan? Yep! Replace the cream cheese with a vegan version, and the cheddar cheese with whatever vegan cheese you like. 

Can I add meat to this? If you aren’t plant-based, add things like bacon, or leftover turkey on top of this smashed potatoes recipe. 

Get creative: Add things like caramelized onion, sautéed veggies, or other types of cheeses. You can even bake with a couple of eggs on top!

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Loaded Holiday Smashed Potatoes Recipe

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 1x
  • Category: Vegan Meals, Vegan Appetizers
  • Cuisine: American-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This loaded smashed potatoes recipe is seriously your new holiday favorite. It combines potatoes and stuffing into one amazing dish (also perfect to use up thanksgiving leftovers).


Ingredients

Scale

1.5 lbs baby potatoes

¼ cup olive oil

½ medium onion

1 medium carrot

1 ½ celery stalks

4 garlic cloves

1 ½ tbsp fresh sage (chopped)

2 cups leftover bread

¼ cup vegetable broth

1 cup cheddar cheese

1/3 cup cream cheese

1 tbsp fresh sage (chopped)

¼ cup olive oil

salt 

black pepper

fresh chives


Instructions

Fill a large pot with water, and bring it to a boil over high heat. 

Add the baby potatoes and cook until soft. This may take 20 – 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and drain the potatoes, allowing them to dry in a colander for 5 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400F, and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Transfer the potatoes to the baking sheet.

Using a metal spatula, large fork, or potato masher, squish each potato ensuring they still stay in one piece. 

Drizzle the potatoes with the first amount of olive oil, and sprinkle salt & pepper.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown.

While the potatoes bake prepare the toppings.

For the stuffing, finely dice the onion, carrot, and celery, and transfer to a medium-sized bowl.

Chop the fresh sage and mince the garlic cloves, adding them to the bowl.

Take the leftover bread and rip it into small pieces- around the size of a grape or smaller. Add this to the medium-sized bowl. 

Add the vegetable stock, salt & pepper. Mix with your hands until well combined. Set aside.

In a small bowl, add the cream cheese and mix slightly to soften.

Add grated cheddar cheese and finely chopped sage. Mix until combined- it will be thick. 

Remove the potatoes from the oven, allowing them to slightly cool.

Using a metal spatula, flip over all of the potatoes, exposing the crisp, golden bottom.

Drizzle the ¼ cup of olive oil over all of the potatoes, adding more salt & pepper.

Evenly spread the stuffing mixture over the potatoes, and put excess amounts around the edges.

With a spoon or your hands, distribute small amounts of the cheddar cheese mixture on top of the potatoes/stuffing. 

Add more salt & pepper.

Bake for 30 minutes, until golden & cheese are beautifully melted.

Serve immediately, with the addition of gravy, sour cream, or vegan sour cream. Garnish with fresh chives or herbs.


Notes

Replace cream cheese with vegan cream cheese.

Replace cheddar cheese with desired cheese or vegan cheese.

Add other toppings to it like bacon, leftover turkey, caramelized onion, sautéed veggies, other types of cheese- even bake with a couple of eggs on top!

Instead of baby potatoes, use any type OR leftover cooked potatoes. 

This is a great way to use up holiday leftovers- have fun with it!!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 266
  • Sugar: 2.7g
  • Sodium: 448.5mg
  • Fat: 16.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.5g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Protein: 6.6g
  • Cholesterol: 17.4mg

Keywords: stuffing, thanksgiving, holiday, recipe, potatoes

Michelle

To die for! Maria knows how to make a mean potato dish but she’s outdone herself with this one. Impress family with this dish and elevate your regular boring mashed potato’s.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Michelle!

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