Dinner around here is usually a combination of a starch, veggie and protein, because #balance, and these easy garlic smashed potatoes have definitely been a staple in our house as of a few weeks ago when I first whipped them up.
Seriously though, 5 ingredients, one of which you get to smash just for fun- is there really anything better?
I feel like potatoes tend to get a bad rep and I’m not sure why. One serving of white potatoes has more potassium than a banana, and a nice amount of vitamin C. They also contain many other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Most of the nutrients are actually found in the skin, making this recipe a very nutritious one if you ask me. Garlic smashed potatoes are not only bursting with nutrients, but also with flavor- you truly can’t go wrong when garlic is involved.
How to serve your potatoes:
- My favorite way I envision this meal is with grilled salmon and a side of Greek salad. You can follow my tried and true skillet salmon recipe, and just leave out the sauce to keep it lighter!
- Nothing beats the egg and potato combo in my opinion, so whether you’re a fancy breakfast kind of person, or truly enjoy breakfast-for-dinner, these would pair perfectly with your favorite veggie filled omelet.
- Feeling like a snack? These would go great with a little yogurt dip on the side!
- Any dang way you please, because there’s really no wrong way to eat a potato.
Let me know in the comments section if you’ve tried this recipe! I’d love to hear what you paired them with. The people of Instagram are saying they’re melt in your mouth good!