Chef Michael Smith’s Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Bacon Smashed Potatoes

I made this recipe to take to a potluck Thanksgiving party last night and it was a BIG hit with adults and children.  The flavour of the bacon combined with wonderful local red and white potatoes created a perfect combination of potato yumminess.  We used local beef bacon because that is what our butcher had in stock. But, any bacon will do.  The recipe can be found in Chef Michael Smith’s new cookbook,  Fast Flavours   which I would HIGHLY recommend for anyone who loves good food but doesn’t have all day to make it!

Bacon Smashed Potatoes
The finished product

Recipe (for 4 people):

4 Baking Potatoes
8 Slices of bacon, sliced, diced or chopped
Freshly ground pepper

*You can garnish with sliced green onion, but I chose to serve it without

Pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times.  Place in your microwave cooking on high for about 15-20 minutes (check regularly after 10 minutes).

Meanwhile, in a saucepan toss in bacon and pour just enough water to cover it.  Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon.  As the water simmers, the bacon will begin to cook, then render, then crisp.  Keep stirring until all bacon is crisp (about 5-6 minutes).

Toss the potatoes and bacon into a bowl (scraping every last flavour morsel out of the pan), mash together. Sprinkle with fresh pepper, serve, and enjoy!

For more on Chef Michael Smith, check out his website.


  1. That seriously looks delicious!

  2. They are SO easy and truly fantastic. We took them to a dinner last night aned people went crazy for them! Bacon + potatoes = no fail! :)

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  4. vacanza italia says:

    Delicious Taste…
    I really like… and low i got recipes how to cook…
    Let me try now….

  5. Thanks for linking this up with my SuperBowl snacks ideas post! Can’t wait to try it!
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  6. Mmmmmm these look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Deborah D says:

    What a neat idea! I love bacon so I am going to make this! Thanks for the recipe!!

  8. sarah j jackson says:

    this brings back some memories for me , dad use to do this for me , was the only way he could get me to eat the bacon lol

  9. Looks DELISH.

  10. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  11. You had me at bacon. :)

  12. These will be a great side for Thanksgiving!

  13. Oh wow do these look delicious! Bacon and potatoes are so good together. I’m pinning them, and I think you should share them with us at Saturday Night Fever too :)
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  14. This is similar to our ‘country mashed potatoes’ recipe.

    We add: milk (heavy cream), butter, garlic, sauteed red onions, red bliss potatoes.

  15. These are my kind of potatoes. They look delicious!
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  16. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    Wow these look good.

  17. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’ll have to try this it sounds super good :-)

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