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Garlic Thyme Potatoes

Small red potatoes, partially peeled, make an eye-catching presentation in this simple side dish from our Test Kitchen. The potatoes are steamed, then tossed with oil and a flavorful combination of thyme and lemon peel.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Peel a narrow strip of skin around the center of each potato. Place potatoes in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 20-30 minutes or until tender. In a serving bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add potatoes and toss gently to coat.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 102 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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  • Anthony
    Jan 26, 2020

    YAAAYA! I was looking for a way to use my "gold" potatoes and fresh Thyme... This was perfect. Differences: I cubed them~ steamed for 18 minutes, drained~ sprinkled in some paprika.., and tossed in some butter with the other ingredients. Yummmmy

  • Pam Posada
    May 23, 2010

    I think this is one of the best red potato recipes. It is so easy to prepare and everyone likes it. It is a dish that goes with all meats.