Recipe for Steamed Potatoes with Parsley

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I have been making Steamed Potatoes with Parsley for years. They are so tender and buttery. One of our family’s favorite recipes.

Serving Steamed Potatoes for Easy Weeknight Dinner(Post modified on 3/9/23.)

Put this dish together in minutes and microwave. Quick and Easy. A perfect weeknight side dish that goes with many entrees.

I really like making this dish when I want an easy supper for our family. Maybe I’m grilling pork loin chops, frying catfish, or even searing ground burger patties in a skillet and want an easy side dish to go with the meat. This potato recipe offers more than a microwaved baked potato–which is also good. But this gives you another option.

Cook and Serve Steamed Potatoes with Parsley in the Same DishThat’s what is so nice about potatoes. They are such a versatile vegetable, and there are so many ways to make them! Mash them, cut them up and fry them, put them in a stew, or make potato soup. Bake or microwave them. They are delicious with just butter, salt, and black pepper. Or add cheese, fun seasonings, and herbs for even more flavor. Or bacon! Yes? You bet!



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Ingredients for Steamed Potatoes with Parsley

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • Russet potatoes
  • butter
  • dried minced onions
  • parsley
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


A Note about Ingredients

This recipe is very adaptable. I usually use Russet potatoes, but you may use red or Yukon if you prefer.

If desired, you may use freshly diced onions rather than dried minced onions. Also, if you have fresh parsley, go ahead and use chopped parsley instead of the dried.

Regarding butter, please use real butter. Not margarine. You’ll thank me later.


Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Clean and dice the Russet potatoes into 1-2 inch cubes.

When working with potatoes, I will usually leave the skin on to get as much vitamin and mineral benefits from them as possible. If you would rather peel your potatoes, feel free to do so. 

Combining Ingredients for the MicrowavePlace potatoes in a medium-sized casserole dish sprayed with baking spray. Dot with butter and sprinkle dried parsley, dried minced onion, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper over the potatoes.

Cover and microwave on high for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are tender, stirring 2-3 times between cooking times.

Please be careful when lifting the lid from the hot dish, as the steam will be very hot and could burn your fingers. 

You may keep the potatoes warm in the microwave until ready to serve.

Serving Filet Mignon with Steamed Potatoes with ParsleySteamed Potatoes with Parsley is a perfect weeknight potato to make for your family. Serve warm with Baked Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs, Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon, or Slow-Cooked Country Style Pork Ribs.

This recipe will serve 4 people.

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Recipe for Steamed Potatoes with Parsley

Steamed Potatoes with Parsley

Here's an easy recipe I like to serve with chicken or pork.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Serving Size 4




  • Wash and dice potatoes into 1-2 inch cubes. (Peeling the potatoes is optional.)
  • Place potatoes in a medium-sized casserole dish sprayed with baking spray. Dot with butter. Sprinkle over the potatoes, the dried minced onion, dried parsley, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are tender, stirring 2-3 times. Serves 4.


*Unless otherwise indicated all butter on this recipe site is salted.
Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 1158mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 529IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg


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