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These garlic and lemon smashed potatoes are a fresh and flavorful side dish or party finger food. Replacing sour cream with Greek yogurt also makes these healthier!

Garlic and Lemon Smashed Potatoes

Fabulously garlicky smashed potatoes - an easy and delicious side dish.
Course Appetizer/Side
Cuisine American
Keyword easy smashed potatoes, garlic smashed potatoes, lemon smashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1.5 pounds little potatoes
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Smoked paprika to taste
  • Olive oil to taste
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • Chives to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Move the rack to the middle position.
  • Boil the potatoes for 15 minutes. Drain them and place them on a baking sheet. Gently "smash" them down with a fork. Squeeze lemon juice over each potato, then lightly sprinkle each potato with salt & pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Drizzle each potato with a little bit of olive oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the yogurt by mixing the minced garlic with the Greek yogurt. Chop the parsley and snip the chives (love my kitchen shears for this!).
  • Take the potatoes out of the oven and top them with a dollop of Greek yogurt. Sprinkle on the chives, parsley, and add an extra drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately.


  • As an appetizer, this would easily serve 6 people if you had other appetizers around. For a reasonably portioned side dish, this would work for 4 people.