Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes

Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes

These Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes are just 99 calories and make an amazing side dish!. Crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside, with loads of flavor. These healthy smashed potatoes are impressive and fun to make, I know you’ll love them!

Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 6 garlic cloves peeled and divided
  • 1.5 pounds mini potatoes (about 20 mini potatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil spray

Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes

Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes

Healthy Smashed Potatoes Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can cook completely, cover and store for later.
Storage: Cover well and store in the fridge for 5 days or the freezer for a month.
Reheating: You can reheat (if necessary for this potato recipe) in a oven at200-250 degrees until warmed through.

Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes

Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes

Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes

Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes

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These Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes are just 99 calories per serving, and they are packed with flavor.
I like to pierce the potatoes and then boil them with garlic. This boosts the flavor without adding in any calories!
Special Tip: You can swap out the thyme for rosemary, sage, or basil to better match it to your main dish. Or just to use up herbs from the garden.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 99 kcal



  • 6 garlic cloves peeled and divided
  • 1.5 pounds mini potatoes (about 20 mini potatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a fork to pierce the potatoes 2-3 times each potato.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium high heat, and add in 3 of the garlic cloves, and the potatoes.
  • Boil the potatoes until fork tender (about 10 minutes), then drain and set aside to cool (and discard the garlic).
  • Mince the remaining 3 garlic cloves and chop the thyme leaves.
  • Carefully (with oven mitts on) place the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Use a tall water glass to squish the potatoes until they are smashed, but still intact. Do this by placing the bottom of the glass on top of each potato and gently apply pressure until they smash like in the photos above.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the potatoes with minced garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Then lightly spray each with olive oil.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until they crisp up.
  • Use a spatula to plate the potatoes and serve hot.


Serving: 4potatoesCalories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 21.7gProtein: 2.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 233mgPotassium: 639mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 2.1gCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Healthy Smashed Potatoes, Low Calorie Smashed Potatoes
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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