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Boiled red potato recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Boiled Red Potatoes

Boiled red potatoes are a simple side dish to create on the fly. Paint them with butter, salt, and Parmesan or customize the seasonings to your tastes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 106kcal


  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • salt


  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan


  • Place red potatoes in a large pot of cold water, covering the potatoes by an inch. Add a large pinch of salt.
  • Bring water to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook the potatoes for approximately 20 minutes, depending on size.*
  • Potatoes are done when skin starts to crack and are completely tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Drain water from pot, or remove potatoes into a separate large bowl to combine with your desired flavorings.


  • Choose your desired way to flavor the potatoes such as tossing them with 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese. Alternatively, you can dust them with your favorite seasoning blend.


*Small potatoes will be done in 15-20 minutes, medium potatoes can take up to 30 minutes. Large red potatoes should be chopped in half or quartered to reduce cook time to 20-25 minutes. 
Store leftover potatoes in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They can be reheated in the microwave and enjoyed within five days.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE be sure to check out my Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe too!


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 688mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg