We love potatoes in our family. Just look at my backside and you’ll know for sure. One of our favorite potato dishes are these baby (chat) potatoes with a creamy, garlicky, buttery sauce.
They are a bit decadent so you wouldn’t want to have them often but we love them on veggie nights. It’s not that they replace meat but they’re filling in the same way.
If you like garlic like we do, then give these a try. They’re really quick and easy to make and I’ve never had anyone not want seconds.
I’ve seen recipes where you slice these and fry them and then toss in the cream and reduce but I choose the easier route.
I scrub the potatoes and cut them into bite sized pieces and boil in salted water until just tender. In a sauce pan I put two cloves of minced garlic and the butter and s l o w l y tease out the garlicky goodness over very low heat. Then I add the cream and salt and pepper to taste and reduce the cream til it’s thick enough to coat the potatoes. By the time the sauce is done, the little pieces of potato are done and it’s time to fill my belly !
- 10 baby (chat) potatoes
- 2 tbs butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced (you can use less if you don't like garlic)
- ¾ cup cream
- 2 tbs fresh parsley chopped (or 1 tbs dried parsley)
- salt and pepper
- Wash and cut potatoes in bite sized pieces
- Boil over low heat until just done
- In a saucepan melt butter and add the garlic and over low heat cook the garlic for 2 or 3 minutes
- Add cream and reduce til thick enough to coat the potatoes. About 10 minutes.
- Drain potatoes and add to cream sauce
- Add parsley, salt and pepper
Jenny @ Savour the Senses says
Yum!! This looks sooo delicious. What a great way to add to simple potatoes.
Is the cream sour cream or half and half?
regular cream is what I used.
What is regular cream?
Here in Australia it’s called thickened cream but any fresh cream will work.
As in heavy whipping cream?
So is regular cream sour cream? I just want to make sure.
no, there is fresh cream and sour cream
Lorraine gielecki says
Is heavy whipping cream in option? Because I have that at home and would like to use it. If heavy whipping cream as an option do you suggest reducing how much of it I use for increasing it? Thank you for your reply
Yes, I wouldn’t change any amounts.
Martyna (Wholesome Cook) says
OMG! Give me some garlic and I’ll scream with delight! I’m so obsessed with it my Dad once suggested I should put some in my tea! Haha
Love baby potatoes too. What a great dish for a barbecue or to go with steak. And sso simple to make!
Richard Stroh says
I smoked my potatoes, really made a great taste
I can’t wait to make these – YUM! lovin’ this website Chef! 😀 It is only letting me give you two stars –
Wow, those look seriously tasty. I love potatoes and I love cream. Even better when they’re together.
Nelly Rodriguez says
YUMMMM, those look LUSCIOUS!
That butter sauce looks simply divine. I’m making this tomorrow!
I love all the sweet, new potatoes at the markets, and always search for the new approaches. I agree, this cannot be an everyday fare, but what’s not to love?
My mother makes them with a creamy dill sauce and they are divine.
Husband can indulge on weekends, and I’ll try your garlicky potatoes.
Maris(In Good Taste) says
Creamy, garlic butter and potatoes! 4 of my favorite words in one recipe! They look amazing!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
I adore garlic cream sauces so I think I’d love this! 🙂
That first photo is food porn to the millionth degree. I cannot resist this… potatoes, cream, butter and garlic is pure manna. Definitly adding this to my recipe bookmarks 🙂
EA-The Spicy RD says
Love potatoes and garlic too. These look delicious! But, yes,for a special occasion…Hmm…is “The 2nd official day of summer” a special occasion? 🙂
Junia @ Mis Pensamientos says
WOW, this looks soooo delicious.
No such thing as too decadent!
These sound unbelievably wonderful. Can’t wait to try!!
I adore anything with garlic! This is like having garlic mashed potatoes all grown up lol…I Will be fixing these. Already bookmarked to print.
I am so happy to discover your blog, great recipes! I am sort of a potato fanatic, I keep a notebook JUST for my potato recipes…. looks like I have a new one!
Hester Casey - Alchemy says
Being Irish, I’m genetically predisposed to love potatoes and you’ve given me another excuse to eat them in this delicious dish. I would be happy to eat this as a main.
My love for potatoes is also evident on my back side. But recipes like this one are worth it! Great blog…so glad to discover it!
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
Too decadent? I say too perfect. Backside or no…some things are meant to be. These among them!
Russell at Chasing Delicious says
I like you and your family adore potatoes! Any which way. I am always looking for new potato recipes and this recipe looks scrumptious.
Yum! This is very similar to how we make potato salad in our family. We’d leave out the butter and cream and use olive oil and lemon instead, Middle Eastern style. I’ll blog it soon as it’s great for summer BBQs. But the richness of your recipe sounds better for a winter warmer, which I assume is needed in the Southern Hemisphere right about now?
Kitchen Belleicious says
Oh my goodness these potatoes look insanely delicious! the creaminess is just drawing me in! Wow!
Jill Colonna says
What a fun post and love this recipe! I’d certainly do this to potatoes. As a scot we grew up with them with virtually every meal and so I tend to shy away from “tatties” but you’ve come up with a genius idea. Lovely.
Sawsan@chef in disguise says
Potatoes ..Garlic and cream in one recipe..
I can’t make this soon enough!
Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) says
My kids LOVE potatoes and would really like these. The cream sauce is unusually – I usually roast or bake potatoes dry. This technique looks really nice.
OMG! my son would love these! And so would I to be totally honest! Creamy garlic.. oh yes, I’d eat these on veggie night also so I could indulge without any guilt!!
YUM! Sounds so delicious, and not too difficult 🙂 This is a BF pleaser 🙂 Great recipe.
Frugal in WV says
Your photos looks yummy! I love anything to do with potatoes, thanks for the recipe!
Michelle @ KissedBySweets says
My mouth is seriously watering the more I scroll down your page!! Everything looks so delish, especially this!!!
Oh my dear Maureen. This is quite possibly the best thing I’ve seen in quite some time. Potatoes, cream, and garlic. So classic. So comforting. So going to be our dinner soon. Thanks!
You are not joking about the CREAMY part… OH MY! love the generous amount of parsley in this recipe. yum!
Has anybody actually tried the dish? Any feedback?
Jay, I hope someone has tried these potatoes because they’re our #1 favorite in the potato department. I’m having them again tonight and they don’t go with the American style bbq ribs but we’re flying in the face of food correctness and eating them anyway.
These creamy potatoes look amazing!
HI Marla, as you requested, I added my potatoes to your get grilling 2011 event. I’m not in the US so not eligible to win, but I hope you have a lot of entries!
Gonna try this on the grill. Looks great!
Sharon Rattray says
Absolutely delicious!!! It is now our family’s favourite potato dish and we like lots of potatoes.
Oh yummmmmmmm!!!! All that butter, cream, garlic and potatoes…..it has me licking my lips in wonder….
I’m DYING over these potatoes!!! Omg, I have to have them! 🙂
This is my husbands favorite potato dish by far. (I think he’d eat anything with cream on it but he really likes these.)
Joe Kelly says
Just cooked these & I must say they were delicious! I will definately try these again, I thought they might taste nice with a little Parmesan on top too!
Oh I like the parmesan idea! My husband isn’t a cheesehead like I am so I’m always careful but with parmesan I could add it to my own.
I just whipped up your garlic cream sauce for dinner-and it was delicious! I poured it over cheese tortellini. This is a keeper!
So I actually made these potatoes and they are delicious. I added more garlic and butter.
What’s not to love?
This may be a dumb question, but I am by no means a chef!! Lol, what kind if cream do you use? I really want to make these but got lost when looking at all the different creams. Lol
Hi Katrina, plain whipping cream is what I used.
Awesome dish but i add parmesan cheese and lemon it makes more tasteful
This was delicious!! My husbands words: “You can make this again”! The thickening at the end as well as the salt really adds to the flavour! And this sauce goes a long way.
Amethyst Saltkill says
What kind of cream? Is it like whipping cream or something else? What brand is used?
Thanks for writing. I used regular whipping cream but even half and half would work. I live in Australia and our brands wouldn’t be the same and it’s been a long time since I left the states, so I might get American brands wrong. Honestly, just whipping cream the garlic and the butter along with some salt, pepper and parsley and you’ll be in heaven with this.
Can you make these ahead of time and reheat?
Yes you can. Fresh will be best but they reheat just fine. Sometimes I need to add a bit of milk but that’s it.
Shaina D. says
What “cream” do you use? whipping cream, half-and-half or sour cream I wonder? Looks so delicious!!
regular whipping cream 🙂
I can’t wait to try this, it sounds yummy! Thank you for sharing!
Marian Garofano says
Made these tonight and the family loves them. I sauteed cut up bacon, shallots, and mushrooms and put aside. After I did sauce added the above with the potatoes in the sauce! Definitely will be making again!
Made these for dinner tonight. Wowza am I glad I gave this recipe a try! These potatoes were soooo tasty, creamy, and amazingly delicious 🙂 Even all 3 of my kiddos loved these. Definitely adding into my “all time fav” recipes!!
The Everywomen says