Delicious and savory, baby new potatoes or red potatoes make a delicious side dish that that is not only easy, but one pot. Perfect alongside roast, chicken or turkey, slow cooked potatoes are soft, tender and FILLED with flavor because of the tender sliced caramelized onions. The brown butter and simple seasonings lets the potato shine and because this dish is made in the crockpot, it's also super holiday friendly as a ready-when-you-are side dish.
Add potatoes and onions to a slow cooker and mix well.
In a separate small bowl, combine butter, broth, brown sugar, salt and pepper and mix well.
Pour brown butter mixture over potatoes and onions and mix well to evenly coat.
Cover and heat on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3 to 3-1/2 hours.
Drain or serve with a slotted spoon (if desired).
Add grated or crumbled cheese to the top before serving. Parmesan, cheddar, blue cheese all taste amazing with baby potatoes and onions!
Because slow cookers all cook at slightly different times, check the potatoes every so often during the cooking process. They are ready when the potatoes is fork tender.
Try adding a packet of onion soup mix, ranch seasoning, or add some extra herbs like chopped fresh parsley, basil, or rosemary.
What are Vidalia onions, and can other types of onions be used in this recipe?Vidalia onions are a type of onion grown only in a specific region of Georgia. They are sweet and the oils are less potent so they won’t make you tear up like other varieties of onion. If you can’t source Vidalia onions for this recipe, use any sweet onion such as Walla Walla, Maui, or Texas Sweets..