Pioneer Woman’s Restaurant Style Smashed Potatoes

I went to the doctor yesterday to see if there was a medical reason why I have been gaining weight (I am waiting on blood test results). I am doubting very seriously that the tests will show anything, because in the back of my mind, I kind of know the reason. I’VE BEEN MAKING THE PIONEER WOMAN’S RECIPES FREQUENTLY. Take this recipe, for example. It calls for a STICK of butter, sour cream, bacon (although I used fake bacon), and fried onions. To balance things out, I did use light sour cream. Once this was made and I tasted it, I actually thought, “when I die, I want to die in a vat of these potatoes.” How can these NOT be good? Toby really liked them, and if THIS doesn’t show you how good they were, I don’t know what will: Toby got out the hot sauce to put in the potatoes and then, once he had tasted them, DECIDED THEY DIDN’T NEED ANY. So there. I served these potatoes with some Riblets and some homemade herb rolls. AND YES, I HAVE USED A LOT OF CAPITAL LETTERS IN THIS POST.

rating: 9.3

Restaurant Style Smashed Potatoes


* 5 whole Large Red Potatoes
* 1 stick Butter, Softened And Cut Into Pieces
* 5 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used Morningstar Farms fake bacon)
* 2 whole Green Onions, Sliced (I used chives)
* ¾ cups Sour Cream
* Salt To Taste (add Plenty!)
* Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste (ditto!)
* ¾ cups French Fried Onions, More For Topping


Nuke potatoes or bake in the oven until fork-tender. Add to a large bowl and smash with a potato masher. Immediately add softened butter, green onions, bacon, and sour cream and stir with a rubber spatula. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add french fried onions and fold in.

Serve hot, sprinkling on extra french fried onions and green onions.

This entry was posted in side dish and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s