Garlic smashed potatoes

31 Jul

These are really yummy. I used a ziplock steamer bag in this recipe… They are an item I rely on pretty regularly in my kitchen. If you don’t have them you can use any traditional steaming method, or even boil or bake the potatoes instead.


  • 6 red new potatoes (about tennis ball size)
  • Low calorie Spray butter
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic


1. Place all of your potatoes inside of Ziploc steamer baggy and steam according to directions on bag until potatoes are done.

2. Preheat oven to 400°

3. Spray a metal baking pan liberally with nonstick cooking spray.

4. Remove potatoes from steamer bag and line them up on the pan. Use a fork or other utensil to gently smashed down the center of each potato, until the sides split, exposing the white part of the potato.

5. Spray each potato with about five or six squirts of butter, and season to taste with sea salt and pepper. 

6. Distribute minced garlic evenly between the potatoes and spread it across the top of each one using a fork.

7. Bake potatoes at 400° for 10 minutes. If you have a broiler with a low setting continue cooking potatoes for five additional minutes on low broil. (If you only have one broil setting cook them until they appear to be turning golden brown)

One serving equals one and a half potatoes. Makes four servings.

1 Serving= 180 calories

Appx 4 weight watchers points plus


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