Boiled Red Potatoes like grandma used to make, this is the quintessential side dish that fills us up and makes us say YUM.
Boiled Red Potatoes
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!
This recipe is so easy but I wanted to show you step by step how to make these potatoes, so you can look for the Boiled Red Potatoes video just below!
I love boiled red potatoes and biting into the delicious garlic taste, but I also love steakhouse mashed potatoes as well, so give both a try and tell me what you love.
And it doesn’t take long at all to cook and boil red potatoes!Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone.
Here is what ingredients you need to gather to get started:
- small red potatoes
- minced garlic
- fresh parsley
- Parmesan cheese
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How long to boil red potatoes?
It doesn’t take long at all to boil potatoes! Simply heat your potatoes 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 red skin begins to peel off, the potatoes are done.
What Alternative spices taste best on boiled potatoes?
I love using fresh parsley on my boiled red potatoes. I think it’s a classic taste.
But you can also use mixed Italian spices or add some basil too.
How to Cook Red Potatoes
I know now why this recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. They are incredibly easy to make!
Clean and prep the potatoes
Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water that is an inch above the potatoes.
Boil the potatoes.
Drain them and put them in a large bowl with butter, garlic, and season with salt and pepper.
Top with fresh parsley and shredded Parmesan cheese.
These incredible potatoes actually fit within the dietary guidelines of some popular diets. If you are on any of the following, you are in luck!
These are not Keto-friendly since white potatoes are basically pure carbs.
- Weight Watchers Points: There are 2 weight watchers points in a red potato.
Mix the potatoes in a bowl with butter, garlic and salt, and pepper.
Keep stirring until the butter is completely melted.
Then, spoon it into a serving dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese and fresh parsley.
It is going to smell so good at this point!
Smashed Red Potatoes
I love keeping mine whole and sincerely enjoy the first bite, but these boiled red potatoes are just as good smashed.
Use a fork to mush em up, throw on some sour cream, and create a totally different look and texture.
This recipe will serve 4-6 people.
Did you make this recipe?
I love your feedback and alterations you may have made while cooking my recipe, so please let me a comment and let me know what worked for you!
- 1.5-2 lbs small red potatoes, washed
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 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. Mix well until butter is completely melted. Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese and fresh parsley.
Serving Size:4 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g