Cheesy Crash Hot Potatoes

If you are tired of plain baked potatoes, you’ll want to give this crispy alternative a try. Crash hot potatoes originated in Australia and were made popular by the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Ree credits Australian food writer, Jill Dupleix, for developing the basic recipe. You can read about its history here: (Link to original post included below).

Simple recipes don’t have to be bland or boring. The aged cheese, Kerigold butter and fresh herbs ramp up the flavor of these smashed potatoes.

This adapted version features aged Asiago cheese, which hails from the northeastern part of Italy. Its robust, nutty flavor adds an interesting dimension to the crispy, baked potato base. Rich butter and fresh parsley round out the flavors to create a really fabulous dish your family will love!

Cheesy Crash Hot Potatoes

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Serves 4



1 lb. small red potatoes
5 T. unsalted butter, cut into small chunks ( We used Kerigold butter)

4 oz. aged Asiago cheese, freshly grated

3 T. fresh parsley, finely chopped

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Tip: If you do not have a potato masher, you can use the bottom of a heavy coffee mug or soup bowl to flatten the potatoes. (Choose a sturdy item that won’t crack from the pressure of pushing down on the boiled potatoes).


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil
  2. Boil a large pot of salted water and add potatoes. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain pot and set potatoes aside to cool.
  3. Once cool enough to handle, place potatoes on prepared baking sheet and mash with a potato masher until flat. Leave room between potatoes so they are not overcrowded.
  4. Top each potato with butter and half the Asiago cheese and fresh parsley. Place in pre-heated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are nicely browned.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with remaining cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

It’s easy to have fresh herbs on hand. If you find that a small outside garden is not a possiblilty for you, take a peak at this table top garden, jsut perfect for an herb garden. You will be snippiing away and adding fresh herbs to all your dishes.

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