I made this delicious, easy and healthy Slow Cooker Garlic Potatoes for Reynolds® Kitchen and Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #ReynoldsCrowd
Pin Slow Cooker Garlic Potatoes here.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to be sure to see Food Done Light’s next recipe, Buffalo Turkey Breast Lunch Meat, subscribe by email below. You won’t want to miss it.
Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Potatoes
- 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
Place butter, oil and garlic in a small microwave safe bowl, and cook on high for 30 seconds, or until butter melts.
Line your slow cooker with Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.
Place potatoes into the bottom of the slow cooker.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Pour over melted garlic butter and stir.
Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2 hours.
I calculated 6 Weight Watcher smart points
Happy Healthy Eating,
But wait, there’s more. Check out these deliciously, healthy slow cooker recipes: