These macro friendly loaded smashed potatoes are the perfect addition to any holiday spread. They’re quite literally loaded up with garlic, chives, onions and more — all neatly fit within your macros. I’ve got a garlicky chive yogurt to go with them that will be your new favorite dip!

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This particular recipe calls for parmesan, but if you’re not worried about macros feel free to load up the cheese! Shredded cheddar or Monterey jack would be super tasty! But even as is, these are delicious and totally doable, even if you’re being mindful or counting your macros!

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How to Make Macro Friendly Loaded Smashed Potatoes

For the Loaded Smashed Potatoes, You’ll Need:

  • Baby potatoes
  • Olive oil, drizzled or sprayed for better distribution
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, dried chives (or whatever seasonings you love!)
  • Grated parmesan
  • Garlicky chive yogurt (see below)
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Green onions, chopped

For the Garlicky Chive Yogurt You’ll Need:

  • Non fat Greek yogurt
  • Fresh chives, minced
  • Ggarlic powder to taste
  • Non-fat milk or water for thinning (to consistency)

(double this if you want extra for dipping! Macros are essentially just Greek yogurt!)

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Preheat your oven to 425 degrees to get things going. While that’s warming up, you can boil the potatoes for about 10-15 minutes in a medium saucepan. This can vary depending on the size of the potato, but just cook until very fork tender. Pro tip: I like to boil my potatoes ahead of time so dinner time is easier.

While you’re waiting on the potatoes/oven, you can cook up your bacon and make the garlicky chive yogurt dip. To make the garlicky chive yogurt, simply combine ingredients and mix well. I like to spoon mine into a plastic bag so I can snip the corner and drizzle over the potatoes.

Fixing Up the Potatoes

When the potatoes are tender, drain them, and lay them on paper towels to dry. Then transfer them to a sprayed or parchment-lined, large baking sheet. Space them out so you they’re not touching. Using the back of a heavy cup, smash the potatoes till they crack and spread but don’t fall apart! Then spray smashed potatoes with a mist of olive oil spray (about 15 g) and sprinkle GENEROUSLY with kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried chives (or parsley or whatever else you like!) Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and delish.

Remove potatoes from the oven and give them a toss, then sprinkle evenly with the parmesan and place them back in the oven for just a minute or two to melt the cheese. Pile them onto a platter or keep them right on the pan if you’ll serve them from there! Drizzle with garlicky chive yogurt, and sprinkle with bacon and green onions. Serve immediately and ENJOY!

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Serving Suggestions

This is the perfect side to any of your favorite grilled meats. Both grilled chicken or pork tenderloin pair nicely. Here are a few of my favorites,

Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken – Lillie Eats and Tells

Lemon Basil Honey Grilled Chicken – Lillie Eats and Tells

Weekly Bulk Apple Cider Dijon Grilled Chicken – Lillie Eats and Tells

We especially love it with my brown sugar spiced pork tenderloin, and the creamy blue cheese wedge salad! The perfect sunday meal.

Similar Recipes

Looking for more macro friendly sided to serve up this holiday season? I’ve got you. Check out a few of my favorite go-to’s,

Maple Cumin Roasted Carrots – Lillie Eats and Tells

Smashed Potatoes with Creamy chimichurri – Lillie Eats and Tells

Simple Roasted Spaghetti Squash – Lillie Eats and Tells

I’ve got a whole cookbook full of macro friendly dishes if this is your jam! If you’re still easing into macro counting (or you’re a pro… all are welcome!) be sure to follow me over on Instagram! I share recipes, tips, tricks, and favorites daily!

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Macro Friendly Loaded Smashed Potatoes

These potatoes are quite literally loaded up with garlic, chives, onions and more — yet neatly fit within your macros!
5 from 1 vote
Course sides
Cuisine comfort food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 150 kcal

Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ lb baby potatoes* 800 g
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil drizzled or sprayed for better distribution (15 g)**
  • Salt Pepper, Garlic Powder, dried chives (or whatever seasonings you love!)
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan 28 g- cheddar would be great too!
  • 1 recipe of garlicky chive yogurt see below
  • 2 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled (18 g)***
  • 2 green onions chopped (20 g)

For the Garlicky Chive Yogurt (double this if you want extra for dipping! Macros are essentially just Greek yogurt!)

  • ¼ cup Non fat Greek yogurt 60 g
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh chives minced (7-10 g)
  • ¼ -½ tsp garlic powder to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp non-fat milk or water for thinning to consistency (15 g)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • Boil the potatoes for about 10-15 minutes in a medium saucepan until very fork tender. Add a good pinch of salt to the water after it comes to a boil. I like to boil my potatoes ahead so dinner time is easier.
  • While your potatoes boil, cook your bacon and make your Garlicky Chive yogurt. Simply combine the yogurt, minced chives, garlic powder, and a little milk in a bowl. I like to spoon mine into a plastic bag so I can snip the corner and drizzle over the potatoes.
  • When the potatoes are tender, drain them, and lay them on paper towels to dry. Transfer to a sprayed or parchment-lined, large baking sheet. Smash with a heavy cup till they crack and spread but don’t fall apart then spray smashed potatoes with a mist of olive oil spray (15 g) and sprinkle GENEROUSLY with kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried chives (or parsley or whatever else you like!) Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and delish.
  • Remove potatoes from the oven and give them a toss, then sprinkle evenly with parmesan and place them back in the oven for just a minute or two to melt the cheese. Pile them onto a platter or keep them right on the pan if you’ll serve them from there! Drizzle with garlicky chive yogurt, and sprinkle with bacon and green onions. Serve immediately. ENJOY!

Notes

*I used Little Potato Company fresh creamer potatoes. They’re sold in a bag and they’re perfect.
 
** If you’re not sure how to weigh your oil spray and you’d like to be precise. Just place your pan of potatoes on the scale, zero it out, spray them with your olive oil etc, then read the grams on the scale. OR, you can place your can of oil spray on the scale, zero it out, the use what you need, then place it back on the scale to read the NEGATIVE grams (or grams used.) If you would like to be precise, but your scale isn’t doing it for you, here’s my favorite! I’ve had it for years and still can’t imagine a better one. (ADD affiliate link for my favorite scale on amazon)
 
*** I always buy the precooked bacon from Costco so it’s easy to just cook a few pieces when needed. It’s the only pre-cooked option I’ve found that I love! Cooks up nice crispy in the microwave, air fryer, or a pan.  
 
It should go without saying that if you’re not worried about the macros and just want these to be amazing, add more cheese! More bacon! More olive oil while cooking! But these are delicious and totally doable, even if you’re being mindful or counting your macros.
 
This is the perfect side to any of your favorite grilled meats. We love it with my brown sugar spiced pork tenderloin, and the creamy blue cheese wedge salad! The perfect Sunday meal.
 
MFP Lillie Eats and tells Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Nutrition

Serving: 116gFiber: 2.7gCalories: 150kcalFat: 4.9gProtein: 6.6gCarbohydrates: 20.3g
Keywords bacon, garlic, holiday, parmesan, potatoes, sides

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  1. Do you ever use precooked chicken bacon (Alfresco brand)in your recipes or always precooked regular pork bacon?