Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 8

This flavourful potato dish is lighter in taste and lower in fat than many recipes!


2 1/2 lbs (1.2 kg) potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/3 cup (75 mL) chicken broth, undiluted and preferably low-sodium
1/3 cup (75 mL) light sour cream
1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) dried sage
salt to taste


1 Place potatoes in a large saucepan with garlic.
2 Cover with cold water then add about ½ tsp (2mL) salt. Cover and bring to the boil.
3 Reduce heat and simmer gently until very tender, about 20 minutes.
4 Drain well.
5 Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan and over low heat, mash with chicken broth, sour cream and sage until as smooth as you like.
6 Taste and add salt if needed.