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Steamed Potatoes with Parsley & Aleppo Garnish
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Soft & Tender Steamed Potatoes coated in a wonderful Garlic Butter Sauce! Make them with Peeled and Diced Potatoes or for a treat some New Potatoes or baby Potatoes. Optionally add some Herbs in like Parsley, Chives, Aleppo or Pepper. It’s a Simple & Delicious side dish that you just need to have once in a while. Just add them to a bowl with some of that Garlic Butter Sauce and toss and let them soak it up.


New or Baby Potatoes are really nice with the skins left on. Chop the larger ones in half so that they are all roughly the same size. The skin seals in the natural Sugars & Starches of the Potatoes, which really does make them a nice treat.

However, using regular Potatoes, peeled, diced and added to the Garlic Butter Sauce after they have air cooled a bit, primes them up for absorbing that Butter. Which makes these really good too.

I have used Russet or Yukon as I usually have these on hand. I really like the taste of White Potatoes too. In general though, for steaming Potatoes, either Waxy Potatoes or New Potatoes hold up well.

Mini Yellow Potatoes

New Potatoes

White Potatoes

White Potatoes

How to Steam Potatoes

Place the washed Baby Potatoes or peeled Potatoes chopped to about the same size as Baby Potatoes in the Steamer Basket. Fill the steamer up with just a bit of water. Steam until fork tender all the way through the Potatoes, about 15–20 minutes. Check at 15 minutes. Once done, remove the basket and let them air dry for a minute.

MasterClass Stack & Steam

MasterClass Stack & Steam

Steamed Mini Yellow Potatoes

Steamed Mini Potatoes

Steamed Mini Yellow Potatoes for 15 minutes. Tossed in Garlic Butter and Garnished with Parsley & Aleppo.

Plate of Steamed Potatoes

Steamed Diced Potatoes

Steamed diced White Potatoes for 15 minutes.

How long to Steam Cubed Potatoes

How long it takes to steam potatoes depends on the size. Generally it takes about 15 minutes for cubed Potatoes or Baby/Mini Potatoes. Add the Potatoes once the steamer is steaming and check for tenderness at 15 minutes. Steam longer, if needed, until fork tender.

Garlic Butter Sauce

For the Garlic Butter Sauce, I use Papa Johns Garlic Sauce. To this, you can add in some herbs like Parsley, Chives, Thyme, Aleppo, or Chili Flakes.

Other Herbs & Spices can be added as desired such as Marjoram, Savory, Rosemary, and Paprika. It’s really up to you and what you prefer. The Garlic Butter itself will give ample Garlic & Buttery taste to the Potatoes.

Once the Potatoes are done, let them air dry a bit and add them into a bowl to toss with the Garlic Butter. Allow them to cool in the bowl with the Garlic Butter before tossing again and serving.

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce

Garlic Butter Sauce

  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 1/4 C Oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Butter Popcorn Seasoning
  • Pinch of Citric Acid

How to make Steamed Potatoes

Washed Diced Potatoes

Wash the Potatoes

Wash the Potatoes well. With New Potatoes, leave them whole and only chop the bigger ones in half so that they are all roughly the same size.

For regular Potatoes, either peel or leave the skin on and dice.

Steamed Potatoes

Steam the Potatoes

Place water into the steamer and place on max heat. Once steaming, place the Potatoes in and steam for 15 minutes. Check the tenderness with a fork and steam longer if needed.

Once tender, lift the basket up and let air dry for a minute or so. This will evaporate excess water and dry the Potatoes.

Garlic Butter Sauce

Toss in Butter

Toss into the Garlic Butter and gently toss. Leave them there for a bit to soak up the Garlic Butter. Toss again before serving and season with Salt & Pepper.

Garnish with Parsley & Aleppo.

Smashed Potatoes

These can also be placed on a baking sheet and smashed. Then drizzled with the Garlic Sauce or Olive Oil with some Salt & Pepper. Baked in the oven at 400 F until Golden Crisp for Steamed & Smashed Potatoes.

Once steamed, smash them with a Potato masher or large fork and allow them to air dry for a bit. Ten or so minutes or longer before drizzling your Fat and seasoning with Salt & Pepper or other seasonings. Then bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or longer until Crisp.

I often make these up when I render fat to sear meats. After the meat has been cooked, and I am left with the rendered fat, I use the rendered fat to drizzle over the Smashed Potatoes with a bit of Salt & Pepper. I also use Bacon Fat by itself or added with the rendered fat.

Steamed and Smashed Potatoes
Steamed and Smashed Potatoes
Salt & Pepper Blend

Salt & Pepper Ingredients

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

Steamed Potatoes Recipe

Chopped Steamed Potatoes

Savory Butter

  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 1 tsp of Savory & Aleppo Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Chervil or Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Steamed Potatoes with Parsley & Aleppo Garnish

Steamed Potatoes

Baby Potatoes or Peeled and Diced Potatoes, Steamed and Air Dried before being tossed in a Garlic Butter Sauce. It's a simple & delicious side. Add in some herbs like Parsley, Chives, Aleppo or Chili Flakes.
Servings: 4 portions
Prep5 minutes
Cook 15 minutes


  • 1 Steamer
  • 1 Bowl


  • 1 lb Baby Potatoes - or regular Potatoes
  • To Taste Herbs & Spices - Parsley, Chives, Aleppo, Pepper etc…

Papa Johns Garlic Sauce

  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 1/4 C Sunflower or Neutral Oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Butter Popcorn Seasoning
  • A Pinch Citric Acid - About 1/4 of 1/8 tsp, very small amount


  • Place water into the Steamer and set on max heat while you prepare the Potatoes.
  • Wash the New Potatoes well and chop the larger ones in half so that they are all roughly the same size, or wash and dice regular Potatoes, Peeled or not.
  • Steam for about 15–20 minutes, depending on size. Check softness at 15 minutes by piercing. It should go through very easily.
  • Prepare Garlic Butter Sauce while the Potatoes are steaming. Microwave for a bit to blend. Add in any Herbs & Spices desired such as Parsley, Chives, Aleppo or Chili Flakes or save it for garnishing.
  • When the Potatoes are done, lift the basket away and let air dry for a few a minute or so. Combine the Potatoes & Garlic Butter Sauce into a Bowl and gently toss. Leave them there to soak.
    Toss again before serving, and season with Salt & Pepper to taste. Garnish it with Parsley & Aleppo or other Herbs and Spices.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keywords: Baby Steamed Potatoes, Garlic Butter & Herb Steamed Potatoes, Garlic Buttered Steamed Potatoes, Steamed Potatoes, Steamed Potatoes with Garlic Butter
Author: JAH

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