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Restaurant Style Smashed Potatoes

If there ever was a mashed potato recipe that may never see the top of the dining table, these restaurant style smashed potatoes are it! I speak from experience. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke-iamhomesteader.com


  • 5 large red potatoes, washed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened and cut into pats
  • 5 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup Baked Parmesan Rosemary Shoestring Fries (recipe link in post), divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Gently drop the potatoes into simmering water and cook until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes into a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher until chunky.
  • Add the butter, bacon, green onions, and sour cream and continue mashing to combine. Sprinkle in ½ cup of shoestring fries and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle on the remaining ¼ cup of shoestring fries. Serve warm.