Simple and Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes

By Rachel Tiemeyer

Looking for a incredibly simple side dish for the holidays, or an easy side dish for a weeknight meal? Although these boiled baby (or new) potatoes take very little work and ingredients, they look stunning and will please everyone at the table.

Boiled baby potatoes in a white bowl

How to Make Simple Boiled Baby Potatoes

Start by selecting the smallest potatoes you can find. If they are not bite-sized, you may want to cut them in half. Make sure they are all roughly the same size, so that they boil at the same rate.

baby potatoes in a metal pot

The key to making these baby potatoes look appetizing and festive is finding an assortment of blue, red, and yellow baby potatoes. I see these all over the place now, even at Aldi and Walmart. The fresh or dried parsley flakes you’ll add at the end lends a little pop of color that add to the holiday feel.

boiled baby potatoes on a white bowl

I’ve given a range on the seasonings, so you will have to taste and adjust to your liking. Our family really enjoys a sprinkling of grated Parmesan on the potatoes at the end, but it’s totally optional.

What main dishes go well with Boiled Baby Potatoes?

Here are some of my favorite main dishes to make that go with Boiled Baby Potatoes:

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

Mini Meatloaf Muffins

You won’t believe how easy and delicious these Boiled Baby Potatoes are! It’s hard to mess these up. You can even make extras and save them in the fridge for leftovers for lunch or dinner another day.

Here is a Video of How Boiled Baby Potatoes Come Together


Simple and Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: American


Although these boiled baby potatoes take very little work and ingredients, they look stunning and will please everyone at the table.


  • 1 1/2 pounds small baby potatoes (preferably an assortment of red, blue, and yellow)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus more as needed
  • 12 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/21 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, crushed in hand
  • Optional: 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water well with salt. If your potatoes are not bite-sized, then cut them in half. Boil the potatoes until fork tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Toss potatoes with butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley. Stir in Parmesan, if desired.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature.



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