Mini Smashed Potato Skins

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These Mini Potato Skins are the perfect tray passed appetizer for any party. All the delicious ingredients of potato skins in a bite sized recipe!

Mini Potato Skins

Potato Skins are a game-day classic and these bite-sized versions are perfect for a Super Bowl Party! Their bite-size-ness makes them easier to eat with less mess and no plates needed! (Pretty sure I just made up the word “bite-size-ness”, but I like it!)

Mini Smashed Potato Skins

I originally made this appetizer for my Christmas Party back in December but with all the craziness of the holidays I forgot to post the recipe on the blog!

Luckily, as I was preparing for my Super Bowl Party I remembered these little guys and thought that now was the perfect time to share them with you all!

Mini Potato Skins Ingredients

Mini Smashed Potato Skins Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 lb teeny potatoes
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 4 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 2 tbsp basil (chopped – optional garnish)

Mini Smashed Potato Skins Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Wrap the garlic in foil and place into the oven.

Roasting Garlic

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and into the oven with the garlic.

Mini Potato Skins Recipe

Roast both for 30 minutes.

Melt the butter in a small bowl. Peel the roasted garlic and whisk into the butter.

Roasted Garlic Butter Recipe

Line the potatoes up on the baking sheet and use a fork to “smash” them.

Mini Smashed Potato Skins

Brush the garlic butter on top.

Mini Smashed Potato Skins

Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese and place back into the oven for 3-5 minutes.

Remove and top with crispy bacon and chopped basil.

Mini Potato Skins Recipe

So much goodness in one little bite!

Mini Potato Skins

This simple appetizer is also gluten free and easily made vegetarian without the bacon!

Mini Potato Skins Recipe

Mini Potato Skins
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Mini Smashed Potato Skins

These Mini Potato Skins are the perfect tray passed appetizer for any party. All the delicious ingredients of potato skins in a bite sized recipe!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 36 mini potato skins
Calories 53 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 lb fingerling potatoes
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tbsp basil chopped – optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Wrap the garlic in foil and place into the oven.
  3. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and into the oven with the garlic.
  4. Roast both for 30 minutes.
  5. Melt the butter in a small bowl.
  6. Peel the roasted garlic and whisk into the butter.
  7. Line the potatoes up on the baking sheet and use a fork to “smash” them.
  8. Brush the garlic butter on top.
  9. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese and place back into the oven for 3-5 minutes.
  10. Remove and top with crispy bacon and chopped basil.