Garlic Butter Smashed Radishes

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We love party foods! Finger foods are one of our favorite foods, anytime. Last night, we had a little get together and I made one of my former favorites… with a twist.

When the guests arrived the house smelled amazing and out of the oven, I pulled out these little bites of delicious. I plated them up with some of our homemade ranch dip and sat back (without telling them what they were eating) and watched.

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Everyone devour these “potato” skins. They even called them potatoes! Then, we told them they were eating, RADISHES! One of them about flipped out, saying, “I hate those” as she took another bite.

Let’s just say these were a BIG hit!

Well, I have to tell you that, I too, used to hate radishes!

I have passed on many a radish in my time… but no more. Now, I still don’t like them raw… but when cooked, their flavor profile changes… Seriously, you have to try these!


  • 1 tablespoon, Garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Parsley, Dried
  • ½ tsp seasoning (We used a mixture of garlic, onion, oregano, parsley, and cilantro)
  • Himalayan Pink Salt ½ tsp
  • ½ cup Colby Cheese (124g or 4.37 oz)
  • 2 slices Bacon All Natural Uncured, cooked
  • 2 tablespoon Butter, Salted
  • 2 tablespoon Algae Oil
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 cup Water
  • 20 Medium Radishes


Preheat the oven to 450

Melt butter. Finely mince garlic. To the melted butter add the algae oil and the garlic. Add the salt, total seasoning, and parsley. Stir and set aside.

Cut up 2 slices bacon and cook in a skillet until just done. Remove and drain on paper towels. When cooled chop into bits and set aside.

Cut both ends off the radish. Don’t cut too much. Wash thoroughly. I used a pre-packaged pre-washed package but still washed them and trimmed them up a bit.

Put the radishes in a pot of half water and half beef broth. Boil until fork tender.

Remove from the broth mixture onto some paper towels to drain, slightly. Discard the broth.

Transfer the boiled radishes to a parchment lined baking sheet. Using a flat-sided cup or ramekin smash each radish. (Helps to spray oil on the bottom of whatever you are using to flatten radish)

Don’t flatten out too much as you don’t want them to fall apart when served. You can blot any excess water off from on top of them or on the tray.

Spoon about ½ – 1 teaspoon of the garlic butter mixture over the tops of each radish.

Pop into the oven for 15 min. (mine were in there for 17 min). Top each radish with about a teaspoon of shredded cheese and a few of the bacon bits. Pop back into the oven for about 10 min.

Remove from oven and cool slightly.

Serve with Homemade Ranch Dip. To make the ranch dip, follow the recipe for our ranch dressing, but do not add the heavy whipping cream.

RELATED: Keto Ranch Dressing


These can be boiled the day before and stored in the refrigerator the day before. You can also smash them on your tray the night before to cut time out of the prep for your party.

The garlic butter mixture can be made the day before too. Even 2-3 days before. Just store in the refrigerator and microwave it to melt the butter before you add to radishes.

Always shred your own cheese from the block. It is more cost effective and tastes so much better. Plus, those pre-shredded cheeses have hidden carbs and starches.

This nutritional information is for the whole recipe and is an approximate value.

  • Total Calories 964.7
  • Total carbs 9.8
  • Total Fiber 7.9
  • Protein 41.7
  • Fat 364.6
  • Net Carbs 7.9

Per serving nutritional information will be based upon how many servings you get out of this recipe.

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