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Lemon & Garlic New Potatoes

This is a simplified version of a dish my Costa Rican host sister used to make when I was in the Peace Corps. It has become a favorite side dish at my house. —Katie Bartle, Parkville, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cut scrubbed potatoes into wedges; place in a large saucepan. Add water to cover; bring to a boil. Cook, covered, until tender, 10-15 minutes; drain. In the same pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add potatoes; cook until browned, 4-6 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 166 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • annrms
    Jul 26, 2020

    I used lemon zest instead of lemon juice. The lemony taste was in each bite, but it was not as acidic as lemon juice. Excellent paired with grilled lamb and steamed broccoli.

  • oreo95
    Jan 27, 2020

    Excellent recipe! So easy and quick. Made recipe exact with one change of using only 1 TBSP. of lemon juice after reading reviews. Thank you Katie!

  • khegeman
    Mar 27, 2018

    I found them too lemony.

  • lshaw
    Nov 17, 2017

    Flavorful treatment of potatoes and easy to make. I made the recipe exactly as written. After I came to the table, I did add a bit more parmesan cheese, although husband chose not to. I thought the amount of lemon juice was not overpowering to our tastes; however, if you do, then cut it back a bit next time.

  • xlsalbums
    Aug 15, 2017

    This was a good recipe for potatoes! I liked the flavors.....a little strong on the lemon and my potatoes didn't really brown. So I'd do some adjusting.

  • sstetzel
    Apr 24, 2017

    Hi clkoster,The last line in the method says to "stir in remaining ingredients". That would include the lemon juice.Hope that helps!

  • clkoster
    Apr 23, 2017

    The recipe doesn't ever tell you what to do with the lemon juice.

  • pajamaangel
    Apr 17, 2017

    These are good, but the lemon was a little overpowering.

  • delowenstein
    Apr 7, 2017

    I did follow the recipe as presented! I did find this side dish to taste quite good-I believe that I'd add more olive oil and use a larger saucepan to brown the potatoes after cooking them. I'd also use more lemon juice for more of a zip!

  • gina5107
    Jun 7, 2011

    This recipe was quick and easy. Since it called for cooked potatoes, I had to boil them for about 15 mins. Wish I had read that the day before and it would have made the dish much faster. The only modifications I made was a little more parmesan cheese and lemon zest directly on potatoes!! Yummy recipe!