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All Recipes, Tapas / June 18, 2021

Creamy Garlic Spanish Potatoes | The Healthiest Creamy Potatoes Ever

These Creamy Garlic Spanish Potatoes, are packed with flavors, super easy to make and done in just 30 minutes. Serve them as a tapas appetizer or even as a side dish, next to some Spanish Eggs for an incredible meal.

Creamy Garlic Spanish Potatoes
My favorite part about these creamy potatoes, is that they´re super healthy. Yes you heard that correctly, creamy and healthy. The secret? Using Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream.

Creamy Garlic Spanish Potatoes
To make this dish I used new potatoes, but you can use any potatoes you like. Just try using potatoes that are more waxy than starchy. As they keep their shape better once they are cooked.

Creamy Garlic Spanish Potatoes
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: The most important part about this recipe is the Greek yogurt. Make sure it´s at room temperature, otherwise it will curd. I used plain plain full fat Greek yogurt, but you can use low-fat if you like.

Creamy Garlic Spanish Potatoes

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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Garlic Spanish Potatoes

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt at room temperature 125 grams
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • dash sweet smoked Spanish paprika
  • handful finely chopped chives
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Wash & pat dry the potatoes, cut each one into medium sized 1/2 inch (1.50 cm) pieces, add to a large bowl, drizzle in 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil and season with sea salt & black pepper, toss together until well combined, add the potatoes into a baking tray lined with parchment paper, making sure they are all in a single layer

  2. Add the potatoes into a preheated oven, bake + broil option (bottom + top heat) 210 C - 410 F

  3. Meanwhile, grab 1 head of garlic, remove the skins from the cloves and roughly chop the garlic into small chunks

  4. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  5. After heating the oil for 2 minutes add in the chopped garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 2 minutes and the garlic is lightly sauteed, turn off the heat, after letting it cool down for a couple minutes, add in 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt at room temperature, season the yogurt generously with black pepper and mix everything together until well mixed, set aside

  6. After 24 to 25 minutes the potatoes should be perfectly roasted, remove from the oven, you can always pierce them with a toothpick, if it easily goes in they are done, transfer the potatoes into the pan with the creamy garlic sauce, mix together until each piece of potato is coated in the creamy sauce

  7. Transfer into a serving dish, sprinkle with sweet smoked Spanish paprika and top off with finely chopped chives, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Brenda

    My husband is allergic to dairy. What could I use as a substitute for the Greek yogurt?
    Also I live in Lisbon, Portugal. I have gone to several stores and cannot find sweet smoked Spanish paprika, smoked Spanish paprika, or hot Spanish paprika. Do you have any suggestions on where I could find it?

    Thank you

    03 . Jul . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can use a dairy free yogurt such as soy yogurt. You can get some sweet smoked Spanish paprika on
      Much love 🙂

      04 . Jul . 2021
  2. Chris A

    You said it so many times but I didnt let the yogurt get to room temperature! It was still a bit chilly by the time it was ready to go into the pan with the garlic.

    Still a great dish and I can’t wait to try it again! I just hate that I messed it up, but I guess lesson learned.
    Excellent side dish!

    28 . Jun . 2021
  3. Jean Jackson

    Can you please present you Stuffed Zucchini recipe again? Thank you. I absolutely must try it!
    Jean Jackson

    19 . Jun . 2021
  4. Anthony Stockle

    5 stars
    This sound likes a most delicious but simple recipe so I am making it tonight. Thanks Albert, I love your recipes and really enjoy making them.

    19 . Jun . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment 🙂 much love and enjoy!

      20 . Jun . 2021
  5. Regina

    5 stars
    Wonderful recipe on potatoes with garlic! Just would like to know your preference: peeled or non peeled potatoes?

    18 . Jun . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      I always prefer to leave the peel 🙂 much love!

      19 . Jun . 2021

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