Simple and Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 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.