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Boiled Red Potatoes

Boiled Red Potatoes like grandma used to make, this is the quintessential side dish that fills us up and makes us say YUM. The best part is that boiled potatoes are so easy and you can use the mini reds  baby yellows or even these blush potatoes to mix it up!

Boiled Red Potatoes

 

Boiled Red Potatoes

  • 1.5-2lbs small red potatoes, washed (used Blushing Belles in this recipe)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

How to Cook Red Potatoes

Add clean potatoes to a large sauce pan and cover with cold water. You want the water to be at least 1″ above the potatoes.

Heat on medium high heat and boil the potatoes for about 20-25 minutes or until a fork can be easily stuck into the potatoes. If the skin begins to peel off, the potatoes are done.

Drain potatoes and place into a large bowl with butter, garlic, and season with salt and pepper.

how to boil red potatoes

 

mashed red potatoes

Mix well until butter is completely melted.

Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese and fresh parsley.

Smashed Red Potatoes

I love keeping mine whole and sincerely enjoy the first bite, but these potatoes are just as good smashed. Use a fork to mush em up, throw on some sour cream, and create a totally different look. My kids often wont eat full potatoes, hasselback sweet potatoes or any of the other delicious ways to make our thighs bigger, but for some reason a mashed potato is ok.

I guess we do what we can to help them clear the plate.

Serves 4-6

red potatoes

 

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Boiled Red Potatoes
Cook Time
25 mins
 

Boiled Red Potatoes like grandma used to make, this is the quintessential side dish that fills us up and makes us say YUM. The best part is that boiled potatoes are so easy and you can use the mini reds  baby yellows or even these blush potatoes to mix it up!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes, red potatoes, side dish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 225 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1.5-2 lbs small red potatoes washed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Add clean potatoes to a large sauce pan and cover with cold water. You want the water to be at least 1" above the potatoes.
  2. Heat on medium high heat and boil the potatoes for about 20-25 minutes or until a fork can be easily stuck into the potatoes. If the skin begins to peel off, the potatoes are done.
  3. Drain potatoes and place into a large bowl with butter, garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well until butter is completely melted. Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese and fresh parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Boiled Red Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Potassium 797mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 17.7%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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