Herbed New Potatoes (Adapted from the Barefoot Contessa)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

These are the most wonderful potatoes. My family all really love them. How nice to have wonderful and easy in the same recipe. When new potatoes aren't available I have used the bags of very small potatoes available in any supermarket. This recipe is too good to be left for only one time of year!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a large heavy bottomed pot.
  2. Add the whole potatoes, salt and pepper and toss well.
  3. Cook tightly covered 20 to 30 minutes over low-heat until fork tender. Don't overcook! (check at 20 minutes).
  4. Shake the pot several times to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the bottom or burning. *Don't remove the lid.
  5. Turn the heat off and keep the lid on for another 5 minutes.
  6. Toss gently with herbs and serve hot.
  7. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

These were great, and very easy! I used baby new potatoes and turned the heat up to low/med as my low was not enough to get these cooking, but once I did that they cooked quickly and easily and the aroma in the house was wonderful. Even my toddlers enjoyed them - family friendly tasty recipe -- thank you for sharing!

Chef DNA1611 May 29, 2009

Have made these over and over. Love them!

buddy3229 July 17, 2014

These were great! Thanks for the recipe... it will definitely be repeated. I used dill and parsley.

Chef Pollo April 17, 2012