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Crash Boom BANG Loaded Potatoes!

I discovered the Pioneer Woman's Crash Hot Potatoes a couple years ago and have been saying I'm going to make them ever since then. So, this weekend when we had a Halloween Birthday Party for my baby with thirty of our closest friends, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Except... I kind of felt like they needed more oompf.

Enter: butter, cheese and bacon.

Crash Boom BANG Potatoes
Crash Boom BANG Potatoes
Crash Boom BANG Potatoes
Stephen's Birthday Party

- Small round potatoes (I used the red kind)
- Butter
- Bacon, cooked & crumbled
- Shredded cheese

- Boil the potatoes for about 45 minutes, until fork tender. (You can do this ahead of time. I did it a couple days before the party and then kept the potatoes in a large tupperware in the fridge.)
- Allow potatoes to cool in the water (so they won't dry out).
- Spread the potatoes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or greased), with room inbetween for them to spread when you smash. I suggest using a cookie sheet with sides (or the bottom of your broiling pan) so the cheesy goodness doesn't ooze onto the bottom of your oven.
- Smash each potato (a potato masher works best, but you could also use a tenderizer, glass, or even your fist).
- Top each potato with a small pat of butter, a sprinkling of crumbled bacon and a smattering of shredded cheese.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Indulge!


  1. i would totally love to try this. i don't eat a lot of this stuff cos of the whole weight loss thing lol but i don't think trying this out once or twice will hurt. everything tastes better with bacon :o)

  2. I'm making these for a baby shower tonight. :) A man and woman shower, so we are making "manly" foods. Can't wait to try them!

  3. they are SOO good! I add roasted garlic and green onions. SO good!

  4. I found your blog the other day thru another one and this recipe jumped out at me.I wanted to tell you that I made these today and they were GREAT!!!(my low carb diet suffered for it but it was worth it!)


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