Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

smashed potatoes with spicy yogurt sauce

This one’s going to be a family favourite.

Spicy yogurt sauce is a healthy homemade dressing that tastes delicious with so many things, especially crispy smashed potatoes! It’s a quick and easy sauce that is made with your favourite Luvele homemade yogurt, plus a few simple pantry ingredients. It’s creamy, tangy and as spicy as you care to make it.

Smashed potatoes are an easy, vegetarian and gluten-free appetiser or side dish that is sure to be a hit with friends and family. The trick is to bake squashed, whole boiled, potatoes. A combination of melted butter and olive oil is what makes them deliciously crispy. The more bobbly and rustic the surface, the better the crunch. We don’t think it’s needed but you can even add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for a crispier crust or dust with garlic powder for more flavour.  While you can use any type of potato, we recommend choosing smaller ones so that you get bite-sized pieces.

smashed potatoes with spicy yogurt sauce

The sauce is so very customisable.

The spicy yogurt sauce is super forgiving and can be adjusted to suit your taste and dietary preference. For a thicker dipping sauce, choose homemade Greek yogurt or even dripped yogurt cream cheese or labneh. If there’s ever a time to splurge with cream, replace all, or some of the yogurt with homemade sour cream or crème fraîche. For a vegan sauce, you can really use any of our plant-based yogurt recipes and switch out the butter for more oil. Browse the Luvele yogurt making library for all the recipe in one place.  

If you have any sauce left over or love it enough to want to whip up another batch it’s delicious paired with tacos, falafel, salad, burgers and more.

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If you make this, or any of our recipes, we would love to see your creations. Leave us a comment, or tag a photo using #luvelelife on Instagram.


smashed potatoes with spicy yogurt sauce

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