Easy Boiled Potatoes

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Whip up the ultimate side dish with our Easy Boiled Potatoes recipe, a timeless classic that’s as versatile as it is delicious. Perfect for a family dinner or a comforting meal on its own, these potatoes come out flawlessly tender every time, making them an ideal companion to a variety of main courses. And if you’re looking for a perfect pairing, consider coupling them with our Pan-Seared Chicken, a recipe that’s just a click away and guarantees to elevate your dining experience.

Boiled to perfection and seasoned just right, these potatoes are not only an easy-to-follow dish but also a heart-healthy option that complements any meal. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting out in the kitchen, this simple yet satisfying dish will become a staple in your culinary repertoire. Plus, it’s an effortless way to impress guests with your savvy food pairing skills by serving them alongside a golden, crispy pan-seared chicken breast, the recipe for which is conveniently linked for those seeking to complete their meal.

Gabe’s Grubs Boiled Potatoes Recipe

Gabe's grubs boiled potatoes recipe

Easy Boiled Potatoes

Dive into the simplicity and comfort of our Easy Boiled Potatoes, an ideal side that's both effortless to make and delicious to eat. These potatoes emerge tender and are seasoned to enhance their natural, earthy flavor. They're the perfect addition to any meal, especially when paired with the rich, golden-brown delight of our Pan-Seared Chicken. If you're in search of a complete meal that is sure to impress, the combination of these boiled potatoes with our juicy chicken is a match made in culinary heaven. Click to link to the chicken recipe and bring this pairing to life on your dinner table.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal



  • Begin by thoroughly washing your potatoes. If using new or baby potatoes, you can leave them whole. For larger potatoes, cut them into even chunks, about 1.5 inches in size, to ensure uniform cooking.
    1.5 lbs Baby Potatoes
  • In a large pot, bring salted water to a rolling boil. A good rule of thumb is to use 1 tablespoon of salt for every 2 quarts of water.
  • Gently add your prepared potatoes to the boiling water, making sure they are submerged with at least 0.5 inches of water above them.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. To test, pierce a potato with a knife – it should slide in and out with ease.
    1.5 lbs Baby Potatoes
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, carefully drain the water using a colander.
  • Transfer the drained potatoes to a large mixing bowl. While they’re still hot, drizzle them with the extra virgin olive oil and add the unsalted butter. The residual heat will help the butter melt beautifully over the potatoes.
    1.5 tbsp Butter, 1.5 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Gently toss the potatoes until they are evenly coated with the olive oil and melted butter. If you’ve opted for fresh herbs, now is the time to sprinkle them in.
    Salt, Pepper, Optional Herbs
  • Season the mixture with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Be generous with the seasoning – potatoes can handle it.
  • If desired, garnish with additional herbs for a pop of color and freshness.

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Calories: 250kcal
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