Creamy Garlic Potatoes in a Skillet

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Delicately steamed potatoes coated in a velvety sauce infused with the rich flavors of garlic and tahini, garnished with a generous sprinkle of fresh dill.
These creamy vegan garlic potatoes provide a warm, comforting indulgence, all while remaining a healthy dairy-free side dish that’s simply irresistible!

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These creamy potatoes are quick and easy to make. They can be a delicious addition to any holiday meal or can be paired with a main dish for a tasty side any day of the week.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Dietary – vegan, whole foodoil-freegluten-free, nut-free, soy-free
  • Quick & easy to make
  • Only 5 simple ingredients
  • Healthy & dairy-free
  • Creamy & delicious
  • Great for meal prep
  • Budget-friendly
  • Allergy-friendly
  • Make a great light meal or side dish
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Ingredient Notes

These creamy garlic potatoes are an excellent comfort food with a luscious garlic tahini sauce and lots of fresh chopped dill.

Here are the 5 simple ingredientes you’ll need:

  • potatoes – use waxy, thin-skinned yellow or red potatoes like Yukon gold or small red potatoes. They hold their shape well after cooking and won’t become mushy.
  • tahini – you will need creamy tahini, look for one that has only sesame seeds listed as ingredients and no additives
  • garlic – I used fresh garlic, it adds great taste and aroma to the meal
  • lime – used to flavor the sauce adding wonderful zestiness, you can also use lemon
  • dill – I used fresh chopped dill, adds great flavor and is such a refreshing herb, use as much as you like
the ingredients for the Garlic Potatoes

For the full ingredients list, measurements, and instructions, please find the printable recipe card below.

How to Make Creamy Garlic Potatoes

Step 1: Steam the potatoes – Add about 1-2 inches of water to the bottom of a large pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce the heat slightly. Put the chopped potatoes in the steamer basket and cook covered for about 15 mins until fork tender.

Step 2: Make the tahini sauce – In a medium bowl mix the tahini, pressed garlic, lime juice, water, and salt. Whisk to combine.

making of the sauce for the  Garlic Potatoes

Step 3: Heat it up to thicken a bit – Put the tahini sauce in a large non-stick skillet. Heat it up and stir constantly for just 3-5 minutes until it thickens a bit. (If the sauce thickens too much, add a little more water at this step).

simmering of the sauce for the Garlic Potatoes

Step 4: Add the cooked potatoes and dill – After that, reduce the heat, add the steamed potatoes and chopped dill to the skillet. Stir well to coat.

the final step of making the Garlic Potatoes

Enjoy right away for a delicious side that’s perfect for everyday or special occasions!

Top Tips

  • If you don’t have a steamer basket, you can also boil the potatoes and then drain them. Although I find they taste best when steamed.
  • If the sauce thickens too much when you heat it up – add a bit more water to it. If you thin the sauce too much – you can thicken it up again with some extra tahini, or a little bit of cornstarch.
  • If you don’t like tahini – you can use sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, or almond butter.
  • If you detect a subtle bitterness in the tahini, consider adding a half tablespoon of maple or date syrup to mellow and balance the taste.
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How to Store

Make ahead: You can steam the potatoes 1-2 days in advance. Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge. Then, you’re ready to whip up the creamy potatoes in minutes!

Fridge: Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Reheat: You can reheat the creamy garlic potatoes in the microwave or in s skillet. The sauce will thicken with time so feel free to add a splash of water to adjust the consistency if needed.

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How to Serve

If you manage to resist the temptation of eating the entire dish straight from the pan, there are numerous meal options you can complement with this creamy garlic potatoes recipe.

Here are some ideas:

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More Healthy Vegan Potato Recipes

If you try these Creamy Garlic Potatoes in a Skillet, please let me know! Leave a comment and ★★★★★ recipe rating below. I would love to see your remakes and hear what you think.

Creamy Garlic Potatoes in a Skillet

Venelina Dove M.D.
Delicately steamed potatoes coated in a velvety sauce infused with the rich flavors of garlic and tahini, garnished with a generous sprinkle of fresh dill. These creamy garlic potatoes provide a warm, comforting indulgence, all while remaining a healthy dairy-free side dish that's simply irresistible!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizers & Sides
Cuisine European
Servings 2
Calories 441 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1.2 lbs (550 g) potatoes, yellow, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • cup dill, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 g) whole sesame tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ cup (120 ml) water
  • tsp Himalayan salt

Instructions
 

  • Add about 1-2 inches of water to the bottom of a large pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce the heat slightly. Put the chopped potatoes in the steamer basket and cook covered for about 15 mins until fork tender.
  • In a medium bowl mix the tahini, pressed garlic, lime juice, water, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Put the tahini sauce in a large non-stick skillet. Heat it up and stir constantly for just 3-5 mins until it thickens a bit. (If the sauce thickens too much, add a little more water at this step).
  • After that, reduce the heat, add the steamed potatoes and chopped dill to the skillet. Stir well to coat.
  • Serve right away and enjoy!

You can find detailed instructions with photos in the post above.

Notes

  • You can also boil the potatoes until fork tender and then drain them.
  • If you don't like tahini – you can also use sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, or almond butter.
  • If you detect a subtle bitterness in the tahini, consider adding a half tablespoon of maple or date syrup to mellow and balance the taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1PortionCalories: 441kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 12gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 40mgFiber: 8gSugar: 3g
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6 thoughts on “Creamy Garlic Potatoes in a Skillet”

  1. just wondering what to sub for tahini Im allergic to nuts and seeds. Love the recipe however looks yummy

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    • Hi Melody,
      thank you for your comment and I’m thrilled to hear you’re interested in trying the recipe! Since you’re allergic to nuts and seeds, you can easily substitute tahini with a creamy alternative like coconut cream, silken tofu, a non-dairy yogurt or a vegan cream cheese. This will still give you a creamy texture and complement the garlic flavor well. Another option that I can think of is a blend of roasted vegetables like cauliflower or sweet potato to achieve a creamy texture.
      I hope this is helpful!

      Reply
  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious and so easy to make. I followed the recipe as is and it turned out perfect. Thank you!

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    • Hi Sheetal,
      thank you so much for trying out the recipe and for your kind words! I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it and that it turned out perfectly for you.

      Reply
    • Hi Denice,
      I’m delighted to hear that you made the recipe and enjoyed it! It’s always a win when you have all the ingredients on hand. Thank you for trying it out and sharing your feedback!

      Reply
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