Parsley Potatoes (Company Potatoes)

Parsley Potatoes

Parsley potatoes, or company potatoes, are a traditional and elegant side dish. They’re easy to make but look impressive enough for any occasion, making them ideal for holiday gatherings, potlucks, or even a weeknight meal.

This simple yet elegant recipe combines the warmth of potatoes with the fresh, vibrant parsley flavour to create a delicious connection for various dishes.

Do you want to learn how to make Parsely potatoes? Then read on. We’ll guide you through creating the perfect Parsley Potatoes to impress your guests and make your meal special.

Company-Worthy Potatoes

I’m calling them “Company Potatoes” because these potatoes are not just your everyday, ordinary side dish but something worthy of being presented to guests or company.

This potato dish is elevated, delicious, and deemed suitable for serving guests or when one wants to make a meal more special.

How to Make Parsley Potatoes


  • 4 cups of Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prep the Potatoes

Start by peeling and dicing the potatoes into bite-sized cubes. For a creamier texture, opt for Yukon Gold potatoes; for a fluffier texture, use Russet potatoes.

2. Boil the Potatoes

Place the diced potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender. This typically takes around 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the potato cubes.

3. Drain the Potatoes

Once the potatoes are cooked, carefully drain them in a colander. Allow any excess water to drain off completely.

4. Sauté in Garlic Butter

Melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until it becomes fragrant. Be cautious not to let the garlic brown.

5. Add the Potatoes

Add the drained potatoes to the skillet, ensuring they are well-coated with the garlic-infused butter and olive oil. Allow the potatoes to cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. This step adds a delightful golden crispiness to the potatoes.

6. Season with Salt and Pepper

Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. The garlic butter will impart a rich flavour, and the seasoning will enhance the dish’s overall taste. Adjust the salt and pepper according to your preference.

7. Toss with Fresh Parsley

Just before serving, toss the sautéed potatoes with freshly chopped parsley. The vibrant green colour and fresh aroma of parsley add a burst of freshness to the dish.

8. Serve and Enjoy

Transfer the Parsley Potatoes to a serving dish and garnish with an extra sprinkle of chopped parsley for a visually appealing presentation. Serve hot as a delightful side dish alongside your favourite main courses and with any drink of your choice.


  • Mash the potatoes slightly after adding the butter and parsley for a creamier texture.
  • If you don’t have fresh parsley, use 1 tablespoon of dried parsley flakes.
  • Add a splash of cream or milk to the potatoes and the butter for a richer flavour.
  • Leftover parsley potatoes can be reheated in the oven or microwave.


How do you prepare parsley for cooking?

Here are the steps on how to prepare parsley for cooking:
1. Selecting Parsley
2. Washing Parsley
3. Removing the Stems
4. Chopping Parsley

How long does it take to boil potatoes?

This varies depending on the size and variety of potatoes, but for Yukon and red potatoes, once the water returns to a boil, cook at a low boil for 15 minutes.

What does parsley do for the body?

Parsley is rich in Vitamin C, K and other anti-oxidants.

How do you know when potatoes are done cooking?

Cook potatoes until they can be pierced easily with a fork or a butter knife. Overcooking potatoes can cause them to become waterlogged and mushy. They should not be crumbling or falling apart.

Can I substitute the parsley?

A good substitution is Fresh Dill.

Wrap Up

Parsley potatoes are a versatile, delicious side dish that will please any crowd. Their simple ingredients and easy preparation make them a perfect recipe for any occasion.

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