Creamed New Potatoes Recipe
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Creamed New Potatoes Recipe

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My mother always made this dish with sour cream, but I substituted buttermilk and added more herbs. Thyme and tarragon give these saucy potatoes a fresh taste I really enjoy. -Lillian Julow, Lawrenceville, GA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds unpeeled small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 292 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water; add salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, combine the cream cheese and buttermilk; cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat; add the onions, thyme, tarragon and pepper.
  3. Drain potatoes and place in a serving bowl; add cream sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Creamed New Potatoes in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p29

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