Fiesta Potato Smashers


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  • 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


  1. Place whole potatoes (do not poke) into microwave-safe covered dish.
  2. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Spray sauté pan with cooking spray, heat on medium and add smashed potatoes. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until potatoes start to brown.
  6. 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.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1
Calories: 93
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 309 mg
Carbs: 21 g
Protein: 3 g

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