Lemon-Butter New Potatoes Recipe
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Lemon-Butter New Potatoes Recipe

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With an abundance of potatoes in our garden each summer, I often make this easy recipe. We love the combination of parsley and spices, and the lemony butter sauce. They make a great accompaniment to grilled fish. —Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 12 small red potatoes
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 238 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 707mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Peel a strip from around each potato. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or just until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the lemon juice, salt, lemon peel, pepper and nutmeg. Drain potatoes and place in a serving bowl. Pour butter mixture over potatoes; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Butter New Potatoes in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p60

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"Very good side dish. I served this with the tuna steaks in the same issue."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"Am anxious to try this - love lemon. Suggest roasting potatoes & sauce in oven instead of boiling and adding sauce."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"Thought this was easy although it did take me longer than 20 minutes to get everything washed, peeled and put together, actually took me 35 minutes. Since I tend to clean as I go, I'm slow sometimes. I did not use that much butter. I used 2T of marg and 2T of olive oil. I did add a tbs of rosemary because I thought it needed a little extra."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"Easy to make and a great sauce."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"I would cut lemon to 1 tbls but will try again!"

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