Buttered Parsley Potatoes

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Is there anything better than baby red potatoes alongside your main course? My absolute favorite way to make potatoes is on the grill, but since it’s still in the single digits around here, I’m not planning to stand out on the deck in my flip flops waiting for my dinner any time soon. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a little bit of comfort food in the spring (if you want to call it that).

These baby reds are savory and super easy to throw together. I let my steamer do most of the work. Do you have a steamer? They are the most wonderful things ever. I got my steamer as a Christmas gift from my in-laws and I have to say it has become a staple appliance in my house. It actually sits out on the kitchen countertop, and you know what prime real estate that is. Seriously, the best.

These potatoes just aren’t the same without butter. I know everyone is trying to eat better, cleaner. I see all of those beautiful photos of healthy dishes being shared on Google+ every day and I think, boy, how did they make that look so good without butter? That’s why the Pioneer Woman and I would get along so well. We’re both lovers of butter. If Land O’ Lakes is looking for another member for their butter group, I’m in.

When you toss the seasoned potatoes into the pan with the pats of butter, they start to melt and the goodness just mixes all together. I bet some of you are wondering why I don’t use more fresh herbs. Because I live in Wisconsin, and while the calendar says it’s spring, it truly still feels like winter.

That’s not the only reason, though. I tend to not have fresh herbs available in the fridge during the colder months because they’re expensive, and if I don’t use them in time, they go bad. And that makes me sad.

In the summer, I usually keep fresh herbs outside on the deck and have easier access to them. I know, I know. My photos would look so much better with fresh herbs. I promise, they’re coming. Just wait a couple more months.

In a separate pan on the stove, I threw in the onions with the other half of the butter and the garlic and sautéed them until they were tender.
I transferred the onion mixture to the baking pan with the potatoes and broiled everything on high for 8-10 minutes. You’ll see the potatoes start to brown a bit. Sprinkle a little more parsley over the top and serve immediately. These are just the best. Oh, yes, and don’t forget the butter, my friends. Don’t forget the butter.

Buttered Parsley Potatoes


  • Baby red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • Small red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried or fresh parsley


  1. Steam or boil the red potatoes until they are tender.
  2. Put 1/4 cup butter into a baking pan and add the tender potatoes.
  3. Season the potatoes with salt, pepper and parsley. Toss to coat.
  4. In a saucepan, sauté the onions until tender with the other 1/4 cup butter and minced garlic.
  5. Add the onions to the potatoes and broil on high for 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes start to brown.
  6. Sprinkle a little more parsley on top of the potatoes for garnish and serve immediately.


  1. Hi Sara! These potatoes sound delicious and I love that you steamed them! I don’t have a steamer, but now I want one! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your recipe at Best of the Weekend – will be pinning to our party board. Hope you have a happy Sunday and a fabulous week!

    • Cindy, thanks so much for stopping by! I’m learning new things every day about my steamer. I’m steaming my Easter eggs this year. It can do 3 dozen at once! Thanks for the pin and hope you have a great week as well!

  2. These look great! What a cool steamer!

  3. Sara, these look amazing 🙂 What a great idea about using the steamer!! I would love for you to share this on my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party 🙂

  4. Sara, my potato obsession knows no boundaries and these are just fueling the fire 🙂 I love roasted reds–especially if butter is involved!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

  5. Oh goodness! I wish we were having these for dinner tonight…….
    It was so fun to see this linked up at our party. I pinned!! Thanks much!! 🙂
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  6. Michelle says:

    I love the way the potatoes the look. I can’t wait to try them, but can you tell me what kind of steamer it is so I could get one please.


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