Garlic Smashed Potatoes (Healthy Low Calorie)

Crispy outside, fluffy inside baby yukon potatoes with garlic and olive oil, Garlic Smashed Potatoes.

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Crispy outside, fluffy center and loaded with garlic flavor! Garlic Smashed Potatoes Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy Side Dish Recipe
My husband is a serious potato connoisseur.  He loves potatoes any way I want to make them but he particularly likes crunchy potatoes.  Usually I roll them in some olive oil and bake them but I was in a wild mood and decided to do them in a skillet.  Crazy!  Crazy good that is.  Oh man, did they ever turn out good.  (For some reason when I said that in my head it came out with a Blake Shelton accent.  We’ve been watching “The Voice”)

I would almost consider these potatoes sexy.  They were creamy in the middle and crunchy on the outside with a hint of garlic.  I can’t think of anything more I could want from a potato.  My husband was eating them as fast as I could serve them.  Do you have a husband who eats the food before it even hits his plate?  Drives me insane!  He stands and picks at the food while I am trying to plate it.  Hello! Don’t eat all the crunchy potatoes.  Once my daughter had a bite, he had a fight on his hands for these creamy, crunchy bits of joy.  They were arm wrestling for the plate of potatoes.  Um, can we actually sit down and eat dinner like civilized human beings?

Crispy outside, fluffy center and loaded with garlic flavor! Garlic Smashed Potatoes Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy Side Dish

Your family will be fighting over Garlic Smashed Potatoes too.  You might want to make a double batch just in case.  They also happen to be fabulous leftover the next day for breakfast.  You could always hide a few to eat once everyone has gone to bed. No one needs to now you have a stash of potatoes.  It can be our little secret.  Make them and see for yourself, why my family loves these.

Crispy outside, fluffy center and loaded with garlic flavor! Garlic Smashed Potatoes Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy Side Dish

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Crispy outside, fluffy center and loaded with garlic flavor! Garlic Smashed Potatoes Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy Side Dish

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 112 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 24 oz Honey Gold Potatoes baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp light butter
  • 1 tsp garlic flavored oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes and water in a large non-stick skillet over high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain any water left in the skillet.
  3. With the back of a spoon, gently press on each potato to lightly smash them.
  4. Add butter and oil to pan. Turn up heat to medium high.
  5. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Turn potatoes over and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 4  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie
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Comments

  1. Fantastic potatoes, and I love the Voice and Bake Shelton too.
  2. Garlic flavored oil is expensive. Can I substitute olive, or canola oil, and garlic powder, or minced garlic?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I wouldn't substitute garlic powder but you could try minced garlic. You can also make your own garlic oil. Put about 1/4 cup oil in a small saucepan with 2 garlic cloves. Heat over low heat for about 15 minutes. I have a small bottle of garlic flavored oil that I bought at World Market. It's tiny but I don't use it much so it will last quite a while.
      • How much was it?
        • Christie Daruwalla says
          I don't remember Mary. It was in their little sample section so it couldn't have been more than a couple of dollars.
          • JoAnn Kiefer says
            I make my own garlic infused olive oil. Just throw a handful of peeled garlic cloves into a bottle of cheaper brand olive oil and let sit for a couple days. It's good for as long as you have the olive oil. I take a spoon and slightly crush the garlic to help release it into the oil.
          • Christie Daruwalla says
            That is a wonderful idea JoAnn.
  3. these potatoes sound amazingly good! I will definitely be making them soon!
  4. Delicious idea for potatoes...simple and healthy, but full of flavor! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Oh I just got done making these and they are fabulous! Thank you!

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