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Blackstone Smashed Potatoes (Cheese & Bacon)

Blackstone Smashed Potatoes topped with melted cheese and crispy bacon turns out golden brown and taste amazing.  When made on a Blackstone Flat Top Griddle, these smashed potatoes make the best side dish and have crispy edges like no other.  

Blackstone smashed potatoes are a 5-stars potato recipe made with white or red baby potatoes.  

Blackstone Smashed Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon cooking on a flat top griddle.

My crisp and golden brown loaded smashed potatoes recipe has step by step instructions to help you make the ultimate Blackstone Griddle potatoes.  These extra crispy smashed potatoes with cheese and bacon will become your favorite potatoes!!

Want more Blackstone Griddle Potato Recipes?  All these different griddle potato recipes make great side dish!  

Try my flat top griddle deep fried fries or learn how to fry sweet potato fries on a Blackstone Flat Top.  Hasselback crispy potatoes made on the Blackstone Griddle are a huge hit as well as cheesy tater tots and loaded tater tots

Let’s not forget about my simple crispy smashed potatoes recipe. All the potatoes made on a Blackstone are very popular recipes!

If you are looking for more griddle recipes, check out my collection of Blackstone Griddle Recipes.

Crispy Cheese and Bacon Smashed Potatoes on Blackstone Griddle.

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Mini Smashed Potatoes Tips?

  • Small Potatoes: A few tips for cooking potatoes on a griddle grill are making sure to use small baby potatoes or very, very small potatoes.  Golf ball sized potatoes or smaller work best.  
  • No Large or Cut Potatoes: You do not want to use potatoes that are average sized or even cut up potatoes.  
  • Boil Before Cooking: Boiling your whole baby potatoes until almost done, drying them, and cooling slightly are also more great tips.  
  • Properly Smash: Another tip is to use the back of your griddle spatula to “smash” your potatoes. 

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Blackstone Loaded Smashed Potatoes Ingredients - Bowls of each, Baby Potatoes, shredded cheese, olive oil, bacon bits, salt, seasonings, and some butter.

Gather your ingredients to make Blackstone potatoes with cheese and bacon.

With a little knowledge and some common since, cooking potatoes on a Blackstone Griddle are so easy to do.  I recommend par-boiling your mini potatoes, first.  

Do this by cooking them in a large pot of boiling salted water on the stove or on your flat-top griddle using a stock pot with water and boiling to potatoes that way.  I recommend the stove top method.  

Boiling Baby Potatoes in a large pot.

Once the small potatoes are just fork tender but not falling apart, drain the water off and return to the stove.  On low heat, cook off all the remaining water from the potatoes by rolling them around in the warm pot.  

Drying Baby Potatoes in a Pot.

Cooking the boiled potatoes can be done ahead of time and placed into the refrigerator until ready to use.  They just need to be taken out ahead of time and let the come to room temperature.  

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My choice of flat top griddle is a Blackstone Griddle. Pick from a gas griddle or an electric griddle. They come in various sizes, accessories, and options. Learn more at my New Owners Blackstone Griddle Buyers Guide! I own, use, and love my Blackstone 36″ Griddle, Blackstone 17″ Electric Griddle, Blackstone 22″ Griddle with Blackstone Pizza Oven Attachment, and Blackstone Griddle 5 Piece Accessories Kit.

How to Make Blackstone Smashed Potatoes

Preheat the Blackstone griddle grill to medium heat.  Once hot, apply 2 tablespoons of the extra virgin olive oil along with 2 tablespoons of the butter to the griddle and spread around with your griddle spatula.  

Olive Oil and Butter on a Blackstone Griddle.

Try flavored olive oil if desired.  Fustini’s located in Traverse City, Michigan has very good quality olive oil flavors such as Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Garlic Olive Oil, and Basil Olive Oil.  

Never forget, the best flavor comes from your palate.  You might not like what I like.

Use the seasonings that you have around you and what you are used too!! You should combine the melted butter and olive oil together.

Arrange the boiled baby potatoes on the top of the grease, making sure to give the potatoes some room to cook.  

Arranging Baby Potatoes on a Blackstone Griddle with a spatula.

Smashed Crispy Potatoes 

Gently smash the mini potatoes with the back of the griddle spatula or something heavy (I’ve seen people use a foil covered brick for smashing).  

Smashing Baby Potatoes on a Blackstone Griddle with a griddle spatula.

Let the smashed potatoes cook until crispy brown.  You want a crisp outside and tender inside potato.

With your griddle spatula, flip the crushed new potato over to brown the other side.  Add more olive oil and butter when needed.  

Smashed Crispy Potatoes on a Blackstone Griddle

Once these smashed potatoes are fully cooked, flavor with your favorite seasonings (salt and pepper works great). 

Loaded Smashed Potatoes 

Now that the potatoes are fully cooked, top with shredded cheese and bacon bits.  Use a dome lid to help the cheese melt faster if needed.  

Remove from the flat top griddle when the cheese is melted and place on a serving tray.  Serve hot!  These 5 stars crispy potatoes recipe is incredibly delicious and full of flavor.

Cheesy Blackstone Smash Potatoes

More Topping Suggestions

Want to spice up your loaded smashed baby potatoes?  Here is a list of topping suggestions that you can add to your fully cooked smash potatoes.  

  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Garlic Powder
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Sour Cream
  • Dipping Sauces
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Onion Powder
  • Chives
  • Salsa
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Shredded Cooked Chicken
  • Guacamole
  • Taco Meat 

How to Store Blackstone Smashed Potato

Do you have leftover smashed potatoes with cheese and bacon?  Cool completely and store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.  

Reheat by placing on a hot Blackstone griddle until warm.  Or heat in the microwave in 30 second intervals until desired temperature is achieved. 

Blackstone Griddle Side Dish Recipes

Are you looking for other Blackstone Griddle side dishes that all sounds delicious!

Cheesy Tater Tots, Sweet Potato French Fries on the Blackstone Griddle, Deep Fried French Fries, Griddle Grilled Corn on the Cob, Blackstone Glazed Carrots, Griddle Butternut Squash, Fried Rice, Blackstone Griddle Hasselback Potato are all great choices to explore. 

What to Serve with Blackstone Griddle Potatoes?

Eat potatoes with Griddle Chicken Kabobs, easy Turkey Cutlets, or Blackstone Griddle Marinated Chicken Breast. Griddle grilled steak recipes are all good options to pair with this side dish. 

Fully cooked loaded smashed potatoes on a griddle with a spatula.

Blackstone Smashed Potatoes (Cheese and Bacon)- FAQ

Can you boil potatoes on a Blackstone griddle?

Yes, you can boil potatoes on the Blackstone griddle.  Heat the griddle to the highest setting.  Use a shallow, griddle grill proof pan.  Arrange the potatoes on a single layer and cover the just enough water to reach the top of the largest potato.  Cover the pan with a dome lid.  Boil for 30 minutes until tender. Adjust the heat of the griddle if needed.  Drain the water and steam off any excess water. Follow the “How to Make Blackstone Smashed Potatoes” instructions above. 

Why Won’t my Potatoes Get Crispy?

If your smashed potatoes are not getting crispy, then try turning the heat up to medium/high heat.  The surrounding wind might be affecting the temperature of the griddle.  Use wind guards or move the griddle to a less windy area.  A trick to getting your smashed potatoes crispy is giving them time to cook without flipping them.  Smash the potatoes and let them cook for several minutes until they get crispy.  Then flip the smashed potatoes. Do not use a dome lid when cooking your smashed potatoes because the steam will keep the potatoes for crisping up!!  

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Blackstone Loaded Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Yield: 9 Servings

Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Cheese and Bacon Smashed Potatoes on Blackstone Griddle.

Blackstone Smashed Potatoes topped with melted cheese and crispy bacon turns out golden brown and taste amazing. When made on a Blackstone Flat Top Griddle, these smashed potatoes make the best side dish and have crispy edges like no other.

Pre-Cook Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • Potatoes, Baby 1 1/2 pounds
  • Salt 1 teaspoon
  • Olive Oil 4 tablespoons
  • Butter 4 tablespoons
  • Simply Three Seasoning. 1 teaspoon
  • Cheese, Shredded 1 cup
  • Bacon Bits 1/2 cup


  1. Gently boil the baby potatoes (add salt to the water) in a pot over medium heat for 30 minutes. Drain all the water from the pot and return to the stove. Cook off all the remaining water from the mini potatoes.
  2. Preheat the Blackstone Flat Top Griddle to medium/high heat.
  3. Add 2 tablespoon each of the olive oil and the butter to the griddle. With a griddle spatula, spread around to combine. Arrange the baby boiled potatoes on th griddle top. Using the bottom of your griddle spatula, mash each potato. Let the smashed potatoes cook until crispy. Flip each one over and continue to cook. Add the rest of the oil and butter around the smashed potatoes if needed.
  4. When the smashed potatoes are fully cooked, season with your favorite seasoning. Toss to combine all ingredients.
  5. Sprinkly the bacon pieces over top of the cooked potatoes. Next, top with the shredded cheese. Continue to cook until the cheese is all melted. Transfer the loaded potatoes to a serving dish. Serve hot.


Loaded smashed potatoes can be made in a saute pan on the stove instead of a Blackstone Griddle.

Do not use a dome lid when cooking smashed potatoes because the moisture will not allow the potatoes to become crispy.

Store leftover loaded smashed potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 days.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 249Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 26mgSodium 602mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 7g

Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.

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