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Lemon Red Potatoes

Butter, lemon juice, parsley and chives enhance this simple side dish. I usually prepare these potatoes when I'm having company. Since they cook in the slow cooker, there's plenty of room on the stove for other dishes. —Tara Branham, Austin, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds medium red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut a strip of peel from around the middle of each potato. Place potatoes and water in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until tender, 2-1/2 to 3 hours (do not overcook); drain.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley, lemon juice and chives. Pour over the potatoes and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This recipe is versatile and works with spices you have on hand. You can make up your own combination.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 150 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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    • justmbeth
      Jan 11, 2021

      These were simple to make with nice light flavoring. They did cook in about 1.5 hours but my slow cooker tends to cook a bit hot on high. I had to add a bit more water. I will make these again.

    • LynneM
      Mar 18, 2020

      I've been making these for more than 30 years. Great when having company--looks like you worked hard at something so easy

    • Susie77
      Feb 7, 2016

      These were really great! Did them on the stove top instead of in the slow cooker. Who ever thought that lemon and potatoes would play nice together? But they do. I threw in some of our home-grown dill as well.

    • Ursula Knaeusel
      Aug 24, 2013

      ursula Knaeusel - I will peel and cut into large pieces

    • nekorose969
      Apr 2, 2013

      No comment left

    • PaigeIdzerda
      Feb 22, 2013

      Thank you for an excellent recipe, the potatoes cooked perfect in the slow cooker, I used a garlic herb seasoning in place of salt and pepper. Easy and delicious recipe.

    • jeanemed
      May 19, 2012

      No comment left

    • tom-judy022
      Jun 8, 2010

      A keeper. Simple, delicious and everyone raved about the goodness.