Loaded Smashed Radishes

These smashed radishes have all the toppings you would expect from a loaded potato, but lower-carb radishes are used as a base instead. Radishes get nice and creamy in the center when baked, and their peppery flavor mellows to let the classic flavors of bacon, Cheddar cheese and sour cream shine through.

loaded smashed radishes
Photo: Christine Ma
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 pound medium radishes, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450°F.

  2. Place radishes in a large pot; cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook, covered, until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a clean kitchen towel; pat dry with another towel and let cool for 5 minutes.

  3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil on a large rimmed baking sheet; add the radishes. Coat the bottom of a sturdy glass with cooking spray; gently smash each radish to flatten. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Roast the smashed radishes on the bottom rack, flipping once, until browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and turn broiler to high. Sprinkle the radishes with Cheddar; broil on the top rack until the cheese melts and the radishes are slightly crispy, about 2 minutes. Serve the radishes topped with sour cream, bacon and scallions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
15g Fat
5g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Vitamin A 190IU 4%
Vitamin C 18mg 20%
Vitamin D 4IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 34mcg 9%
Vitamin K 10mcg 8%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 17mg 4%
Potassium 331mg 7%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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