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Fiesta Potato Smashers

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Course: Side Dish
Servings: 1


  • 5 small gold potatoes and 5 small red potatoes or potato type of your choice
  • 1 pint sweet mini peppers red, orange and yellow
  • 8 sprigs cilantro picked from stems
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt chili powder and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Optional: 4 Tbsp. of fat free sour cream or fat free Greek yogurt


  • 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 1/3-inch slices. Sauté peppers in a nonstick pan. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Remove potatoes from microwave, place on cutting board and cover each with paper towels. Using the side of a coffee cup or flat utensil, smash the potatoes until 1 3/4-inch thick.
  • Spray sauté pan with cooking spray, heat on medium and add smashed potatoes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until potatoes start to brown.
  • Place potatoes on a plate and layer with sour cream or yogurt (optional), peppers and cilantro. Dust with salt, chili powder and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
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