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Steamed Potatoes

Steamed Potatoes

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Here’s how to make steamed potatoes: an easy side dish that’s bursting with flavor! Mix with butter and garlic for a tasty simple side.


  • 1 1/2 pounds small potatoes (new potatoes or baby potatoes*)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces (or vegan butter or olive oil)
  • 1 small garlic clove (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Wash the baby potatoes. Cut any larger potatoes in half to match the size of the smaller potatoes.
  2. Add 1 inch of water and a large pinch of salt to a large pot. Add the steamer basket to the pot and bring the water to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat slightly, add the potatoes and cover the pot. Steam the potatoes for 10 to 15 minutes*, until tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. Place the warm steamed potatoes in a bowl and mix with the butter, minced garlic, minced parsley, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. Serve warm. Leftovers last up to 5 days refrigerated.


*Mini potatoes are even smaller than baby potatoes and will cook faster. Test them earlier than specified: the cook time will depend on the exact size.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Steamed
  • Cuisine: Potatoes
  • Diet: Vegetarian