Browned Butter Red Potatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12 servings (3/4 cup each)

Updated: Jan. 30, 2022
I've been making my version of Dad's potatoes for years, and it goes great with any meal. Browning the butter gives the potatoes a whole new taste. —Anne Pavelak, Endicott, Washington
Browned Butter Red Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 16 medium red potatoes (about 4 pounds), quartered
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Heat 5-7 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring constantly. Stir in garlic; cook 30 seconds longer or until butter is golden brown. Add to potatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 246 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 510mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.