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Lemon Smashed Potatoes

These Lemon Smashed Potatoes are a nice diversion from classic mashed potatoes.

Lemon Smashed Potatoes

I’ve been following the new Weight Watchers SmartPoints program this year (yeah… time to drop some poundage!!), and I have a handful of old WW cookbooks that I’ve been sourcing for good stuff to eat.  This recipe comes from The New Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook.  It’s not a cookbook that shares the points for the brand new program, but if you have a membership to WW online… you can input the ingredients to figure out the points for a recipe.  

Lemon Smashed Potatoes Recipe -

I’m always looking for side dish recipes because I get tired of the same old thing.  I love this recipe because it’s simple- just smashed potatoes with lemon/salt/pepper/oil.  If you don’t care too terribly much about calories, you can add a good dose of butter (and sour cream) in there too!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Lemon Smashed Potatoes


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Combine potatoes and enough water to cover by 1-inch in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 12 minutes; drain and return the potatoes to the pan.
  2. Use a potato masher to coarsely mash the potatoes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, zest, juice, salt and pepper.  Drizzle onto the potatoes and use a wooden spoon to mix it in.
  • Nutritional information per serving (2/3 cup per serving):  Calories: 156, Fat: 3g, Sat Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 203mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Sugar: 0g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 4g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS:  SmartPoints: 4, PointsPlus: 4, Old Program:  4
SOURCE: (shared from The Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook)

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2 Responses to “Lemon Smashed Potatoes”

  1. postedFeb 29, 2016 3:17 PM

    I absolutely LOVE this idea! Lemon potatoes are crazy good! Perfect Spring side dish! 

  2. postedFeb 29, 2016 4:16 PM
    Abby (@ No Fail Recipes)

    What a great idea and perfect since Spring is almost here. I am definitely excited to make these for my family.

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