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
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!
I have the entire recipe in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. But here is a quick overview so you know what to expect.
- small red potatoes washed (used Blushing Belles in this recipe)
- minced garlic
- fresh parsley
- shredded Parmesan cheese
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.
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 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.
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. My kids often won’t 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.
This recipe will serve 4-6 people.
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Boiled Red Potatoes
- 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.