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Parsley Potatoes (One Pot)

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Quick and easy parsley potatoes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot on stovetop in 30 minutes. Full of butter, garlic, onion and fresh parsley and a hint of lemon flavor.

Tired of waiting multiple hours for your potatoes to cook? Try this recipe and satisfy those cravings in no time! Be sure to add your own toppings to put your own spin on it. Also, be sure to try these Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes (One Pan) or Crispy Breakfast Potatoes (One Pan) which are sure to be a hit with family and friends.

Easy Lemon Garlic Parsley Potatoes in Black Pan Made on Stovetop- Overhead Shot

How to make parsley potatoes recipe from scratch on stovetop?

  1. Heat butter- Until melted.
  2. Add potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion power – And mix until combined. 
  3. Cover- And cook.
  4. Cook uncovered – Until golden brown.
  5. Mix in remaining ingredients- This includes butter, fresh parsley, lemon juice.

What to serve with old fashioned lemon garlic parsley potatoes?

You can serve this dish on its own and it’s quite filling but here’s a list of sides to make it a feast.

Serve alongside sandwiches:

Try adding chicken on the side:

Beef also works incredibly well as a side:

You can also serve alongside pork/ ham. Try this Slow Cooker Ham.

How to make crispy potatoes?

It’s important that you use high heat and you keep the potatoes spaced out. Avoid overlapping and also, don’t mix too much. Consider using use two pans if there isn’t enough room in one pan.

Spoonful of Herbed Potatoes over White Background- Closeup Shot

Variations for buttered potatoes

Try roasted or oven baked parsley potatoes – Bake in oven instead of cooking on stovetop.

Use a variety of potatoes – Such as sweet potatoes, red potatoes, Laura potatoes, Yukon potatoes, fingerling potatoes, melody potatoes etc. 

Make it creamy – Mix in a small amount of heavy cream or cream cheese at the end. They won’t be as crispy any more.

Add bacon – Use fully cooked bacon bits as a topping at the end.

Make it cheesy – Sprinkle some shredded colby jack, blue cheese, provolone cheese, parmesan cheese, etc at the end. You can also drizzle some Cheddar Cheese Sauce (One Pot), prior to serving.

Use other herbs – Try fresh basil, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, etc.

Make it spicy – Add red chili flakes, jalapenos, or even cayenne if you prefer more heat.

Add other seasonings – Such as smoked paprika or Cajun seasoning or Mexican taco seasoning. The overall flavor changes based on your choice of seasoning.

Add meat – Mix in some pre-cooked ham, shredded chicken, beef at the end.

Add veggies – Such as carrots, shallots, kale, mushrooms, peppers, etc. 

Make it vegan – Use plant-based butter.

Tips and Techniques

How to prep potatoes? Wash the skins, pat the potatoes dry, dice into 1 inch cubes.

Do you need to boil potatoes first? No, this is not necessary at all.

Avoid cutting potatoes too thick – Because they will take too long to cook. Make sure they are all about the same size so they cook evenly.

What kind of potatoes to use? The classic choice is Yukon Gold but you can use whatever suits your preference. 

Cooking time may vary – Because this depends on how thick potatoes were sliced and the heat you cook at.

Fresh parsley vs. Dried parsley – Must be fresh for taste and aesthetic purposes.

Should I use lemon juice? It is optional but highly recommended because it really takes up the flavor a notch! Use freshly squeezed for best flavor.

Fresh Garlic vs. Garlic Powder – Either works, whichever you prefer.

Make sure to use non-stick pan – Because it prevents sticking and burning. Also, no one likes sticky burnt potatoes! 

Adjust seasoning– Add more or less parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper according to your preference.

Spread potatoes evenly in pan – Because this allows them to cook evenly and ensures crispiness.

How to know when the potatoes are done cooking? They are ready when they are fork-tender and golden brown.

Old Fashioned Buttered Potatoes in Black Pot With White Background


Refrigerate– These are best served immediately, but they can be stored in a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Freeze- I do not recommend freezing them because they will lose their crispy texture when thawed.

Reheat– In the oven, air fryer, on the stovetop, or in the microwave, but they won’t be as crispy as when made fresh.

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One Pot Parsley Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Quick and easy parsley potatoes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot on stovetop in 30 minutes. Full of butter, garlic, onion and fresh parsley and a hint of lemon flavor.
Yield: 4 People



  • Heat butter and oil in a large nonstick pan or skillet over medium heat. Reserve 1 tbsp butter for the end.
  • Add potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and mix until combined.
  • Use 2 pans if necessary because you don't want the potatoes overlapping, if you want them crispy.
  • Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes, mixing gently halfway through.
  • Remove lid and increase the heat to medium-high.
  • Continue cooking until potatoes are golden brown and crispy on all sides. Be sure to toss everything a couple of times but do so very gently so as to not break the potatoes.
  • Add remaining 1 tbsp butter, fresh parsley and toss until combined.
  • Optional step: Mix in some lemon juice for a subtle citrus flavor.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated in the microwave or stovetop but they won’t be as crispy any more. 


Calories: 87kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 42mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 615IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 87
Author: Abeer Rizvi

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