Slow Cooker Garlic Potatoes (Low Calorie)

I made this delicious, easy and healthy Slow Cooker Garlic Potatoes for Reynolds® Kitchen and Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #ReynoldsCrowd

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Slow Cooker Garlic Potatoes . 5 ingredients for this easy recipe. Perfect side dish for a weeknight or a party. I'm thinking it would be perfect for Easter

Spring has sprung!  At least here in Georgia, the flowers are blooming, the trees are budding and the weather is warmer.  I am also sneezing, coughing and have runny eyes from all the pollen.  Oh yes, Spring has sprung and so have my allergies.  However, one of the best parts of spring is the delectable spring vegetables and new potatoes cropping up at my local grocery store. I do not let my slow cooker hibernate in the springtime.  Oh no, this workhorse has just as much to do in the springtime cooking delicious and healthy dishes for us.

This time I am whipping up a scrumptious side dish that is perfect for Spring.  Speaking of spring, don’t let Easter spring up on you!  Pun intended.  Easter is early this year and is only a couple of weeks away.  Not to mention that we have “sprung” forward and lost an hour of sleep last night.  Whose bright idea was that?  Those of us, who are not morning people, will be bemoaning that hour of sleep lost for months.  I am not even exaggerating.

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Luckily I do not need to be wide-eyed and bushy-tailed to make this recipe. You only need a couple of ingredients. This recipe was inspired by some garlic potatoes my daughter had at a local restaurant. The potatoes were full of deliciously, garlicky, buttery potatoes. They were also a tad greasy from all that butter. I loved the idea of recreating the recipe at home. In fact I had just the occasion.

My husband’s 50th birthday was last month. I had a sit down dinner for 27 of his nearest and dearest. As such,  a quadruple batch of these potatoes was in order for dinner. It was a lovely evening with a little fun. Everyone drew a number to see where they were sitting. There was no silverware out. Instead I had placed a brown bag at each spot. Inside the bag was two “eating utensils”. The utensils might be a toothpick, a chopstick (yes, just one), a baby spoon, a drink stir or possibly a fork or knife. For napkins, they could find toilet paper, bibs, baby wipe or possibly a napkin.

Then we played a little game for someone to win a piece of real silverware. 10 questions about the birthday boy and whomever answered correctly first got to choose a utensil. Everyone had such fun with it; plus it was a fantastic ice breaker. Everyone mingled with people they did not know. I kept the food simple with these potatoes, a beef tenderloin, spiral ham, roasted vegetables and a salad. The salad was quite a challenge with a toothpick. Clean fingers were definitely the best utensil.

5 ingredients for this easy recipe. Perfect side dish for a weeknight or a party. I'm thinking it would be perfect for Easter

You might have noticed that the description of this recipe is Garlic Butter Potatoes, but I have actually used butter and oil.  I’m giving away a secret family recipe.  The key to the best garlic bread ever is to use a mixture of butter and oil.  Plus microwaving the butter and oil with garlic before brushing the mixture onto the bread.  Next grill it!  Yes, yes, grill the garlic bread.  Why do I bring up garlic bread?  It was that formula of butter, oil and garlic I used for these potatoes.  Oil, butter and garlic are a magical mixture.

I just have to say I was so grateful for Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liners. Can imagine the pile of dishes I had from the birthday dinner. Did I have to wash my slow cooker?  Oh no, I did not.  Thanks to the slow cooker liners, I could simply throw away the liner and I was done, done, done. There was no baked on mess, no grease.  Hallelujah! Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liners are safe to cook in and designed for high temperatures.  They also are FDA compliant and a huge time saver.  I was able to sit with my feet up and a glass of wine after the party.  Click on over to Reynolds® Wrap Pinterest page for more recipes.

5 ingredients for this easy recipe. Perfect side dish for a weeknight or a party. I'm thinking it would be perfect for Easter

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5 ingredients for this easy recipe. Perfect side dish for a weeknight or a party. I'm thinking it would be perfect for Easter

Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Potatoes

Course Easter, Potatoes, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 166 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 6 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 lbs red potatoes quartered
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place butter, oil and garlic in a small microwave safe bowl, and cook on high for 30 seconds, or until butter melts.
  2. Line your slow cooker with Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.
  3. Place potatoes into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour over melted garlic butter and stir.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2 hours.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 6 Weight Watcher smart points

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
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. Delicious and easy to make :) We'd looooove it for dinner
  2. You know what's silly? I LOVE my slow cooker, but I've never used a liner! Haha! That would be so much easier :P
  3. I am potato obsessed at the moment, so this sounds great to me. I also love anything that can be cooked in the slow cooker.
  4. Nothing beats simple and tasty.
  5. OMG! These potatoes look fantastic and I bet they taste soooo good! I have to get myself a slow cooker asap to make this recipe
  6. Potatoes are my husband's favorite, haha. These sound amazing! I love anything with garlic!
  7. I adore spuds and yours look GREAT! Love those bags, too. So handy at cleanup time.
  8. What a great way to cook potatoes, and I love the idea of slow cooker liners. I use mine as a sous vide and the inside is slowly getting covered with limescale so I need to look some liners out.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I hadn't thought to use my slow cooker with our sous vide. What a great idea. The liners would be perfect for that.
  9. I hate cleaning my slow cooker, I definitely need to pick up some liners! The potatoes look fabulous too!
  10. These potatoes look perfect, Yum!
  11. It is so amazing what you can make in a slow cooker! Every house should have one. I feel this would be perfect on a night where I just do not feel like putting a ton of effort into a side dish.
  12. Garlic butter potatoes are one of my favorite sides. I love that you made these in the slow cooker!
  13. I just bought a bunch of these liners. They are so convenient and it makes me happy to see that I don't have to work too hard to clean my slow cooker
  14. This is exactly the way I love my potatoes! Such a fantastic recipe!!
  15. I just LOVE all the garlic in this recipe! I am such a garlic fiend, lol. ;) And slow cooker sides happen to be some of my faves.
  16. I want to say first I love your blog and really enjoyed reading this post. Love this! Looks and sounds really great! Thank you for such an different and easy recipe!
  17. I plan to make this for Easter. If I'm going to double the recipe, should I also be doubling the time to 8 hrs.?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Heather, Keep the cooking time the same. Potatoes cook rather quickly in the slow cooker. I made an 8 lb. batch for my husband's birthday and they were done in plenty of time. Please let me know any feedback after you make them. Happy Easter, Christie
  18. What is the green on these potatoes?
  19. Using a liner is the only way I can eat potatoes cooked in a crock pot. If I don't use a liner the potatoes have a funky taste. This is a great recipe! I usually serve it with grilled chicken.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      So glad you like it Shirley. I love love love the liners too. Thank you so much for leaving a comment. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  20. what a fun birthday dinner! and I LOVE these potatoes. pretty sure they will be the side to our Easter ham
  21. These look fantastic! And love how simple it made clean up for you!

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