Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Wisconsin Cheese Crispy Smashed Potatoes   Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place potatoes into a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Drain and cool.
  3. When cool enough to handle, toss potatoes with olive oil on two 17 x 12-inch baking pans. Arrange potatoes in a single layer. Press potatoes with the flat bottom of a heavy glass until smashed, each about 1/2-inch thick. Drizzle potatoes with butter. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheddar and thyme.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are crisp around the edges. Sprinkle with chives.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Top Hat™ Bandaged Cheddar cheese is a traditional English-style cheddar that's cave-aged for at least six months, yielding a smooth, rich flavor. This aged cheddar won Best of Class at the 2018 World Championship Cheese and 2019 U.S. Championship Cheese Contests. Enjoy it paired with cabernet sauvignon, Chianti or pinot noir, or try it with a bock, stout or pale ale beer.

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