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Buttery Herbed Potatoes

It’s Sunday, and you know what that means…another great recipe. I made a big batch of Buttery Herbed Potatoes to dish up a summer parties.

Summertime is my favorite time of the year. There’s an abundance of fresh produce, lazy days spent on the deck with family, and outdoor cooking- my favorite. I enjoy making recipes with fresh herbs grown right in my own garden. Today I made buttery herbed potatoes. They’re light and buttery with a hint of lemon. This recipe is perfect for family barbecues and only takes a few minutes to throw together, and the outcome is delicious.

Mmmm, there’s nothing like using fresh herbs and produce to create the perfect summer side dish.

I made a light sauce with butter, olive oil, lemon juice, capers, garlic, and fresh herbs. It was yummy.

My grandmother and mom stopped by while I was in the process of photographing this dish, and, of course, I offered them a taste of the final product. I find it very helpful to get an unbiased opinion of my food. Well, they loved these potatoes.

I’m the type of person that will worry about my food until someone tastes it and gives me feedback. I’m always secretly keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that everyone will love my dish. It’s not enough that I like the dish; someone else has to verify that it’s delicious before I actually believe it to be true.

Not only are these Buttery Herbed Potatoes delicious, but it’s aesthetically pleasing with the vibrant green flecks of fresh herbs and bits of garlic.

Buttery Herbed Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds baby yukon gold potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper 




  1. In a large pot, add the potatoes and fill with water until potatoes are just covered. Bring to a boil and let cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain and cut potatoes in half.
  2. Heat a large saucepan. Add the butter and olive oil. When the butter is melted, add the garlic, capers, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Saute for 3 minutes until the sauce has reduced some. Add the cooked potatoes, chopped dill, and chopped parsley. Toss to coat and let cook for 1 minute. Add salt and pepper to taste. Best served warm.
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57 Responses to “Buttery Herbed Potatoes”

  1. #
    Renee — June 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Perfect potatoes! The German side of me loves buttered potatoes. The addition of herbs and cheese put it over the top. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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    Jen @ Juanita's Cocina — June 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Look at those potatoes!!! Your photos are absolutely amazing, Jennie!


  3. #
    diabeticFoodie — June 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Sounds like we went in a similar direction with sauce except I put mine on chicken. Your potatoes look yummy!


  4. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Oh man, I’m loving everything about this dish! And the simplicity of it makes it so great!


  5. #
    Lyn @LovelyPantry — June 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    These potatoes are so attractive! Picture perfect! And tasty, I’m sure!!! Thanks for sharing, Jennie!


  6. #
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — June 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    These look so pretty and yummy! I made some potatoes with the LOL butter last night, and while delicious they were not nearly as photogenic.


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    Choc Chip Uru — June 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    OMG loving your new site look my friend, well done :D
    I knew there was a reason I was no longer receiving your newest posts! Thank you food buzz!
    How did you do it? Was it difficult? Obviously not, it looks fabulous :)
    And also loving the potatoes my friend!



    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Thanks, Uru! Gotta love food buzz ;) I didn’t redesign the site- I’m not that techy. Kita from Pass the Sushi did the makeover. She’s amazing.


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    Carla — June 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Oh I am the same way! I used to never share my food at work because I would be too scared I would be judged badly, but now it’s expected of me to bring food in LOL Love the simplicity of these potatoes.


  9. #
    Kim Bee — June 11, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Okay I officially love you. These potatoes are incredible. I gotta try these.


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks, Kim. They were pretty tasty and very fresh. From what I gathered on twitter, you like your potatoes.


  10. #
    Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen — June 11, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Those potatoes sound amazing! So buttery and delicious. Wish I could get Land O’ Lakes up here in Canada.


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks, Kelsey. Oh no, no LOL in Canada. That’s too bad.


  11. #
    cj — June 11, 2012 at 2:54 am

    These potatoes look amazing, Jennie!


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks, CJ!


  12. #
    Baker Street — June 11, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Their new butter sounds super delicious! You picked a great recipe to share this weekend! :)


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks, An. I wish you could have participated; we missed you this week.


  13. #
    Hezzi-D — June 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    These potatoes look great!
    I’d love to try this butter on my pancakes-I think it would be delicious!


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      I bet this butter would be good on pancakes. The contrast b/w salty and sweet would be delicious.


  14. #
    Patti — June 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This a fabulous dish to take to a BBQ! Beautiful presentation!~


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks, Patti. It’s a great dish for a last minute party.


  15. #
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal — June 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Delicious and simple, just the way I like my potatoes! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks, Lane. Sometimes simple is better.


  16. #
    Tammi — June 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Gosh I love potatoes and I imagine this butter would be amazing with just the right recipe!! Thanks for sharing for #SundaySupper! YUM!!


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you, Tammi. It’s great butter.


  17. #
    Laura @ Family Spice — June 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Butter, potatoes & herbs – oh, my! Looks sooooo good!


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Laura.


  18. #
    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) — June 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    these sound delicious Jennie, i am definitely trying these out soon!


    • Jennie replied June 11th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks Jenn and Seth! Let me know how you like them. They’re super simple to make.


  19. #
    Emily — June 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    These look delish! I love lemon and capers in anything!


  20. #
    Cheryl — June 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I was one of Jenn’s taste testers and these potatoes are even better than they look and they look incredible. Next week is Father’s Day and Jenn and her brother’s birthday, I am requesting a double batch of these for our celebration dinner from the Messy Baker, Dad will love them! :)


  21. #
    Cheryl — June 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I was one of Jenn’s taste testers and these potatoes are even better than they look and they look incredible. This weekend is Father’s Day and Jenn and her brother’s birthday, I am requesting a double batch of these for our celebration dinner from the Messy Baker, Dad will love them! :)


  22. #
    Baking Serendipity — June 12, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Light sauces like this one are my favorite in the summer!


  23. #
    Skye @ A Virtual Essence — June 12, 2012 at 1:30 am

    These look delightful! I am so going to make these!


  24. #
    sunithi — June 12, 2012 at 2:53 am

    These look so delish I pinned them on my veggie board and plan to make them soon. Will let you know how it turns out. I love simple elegant recipes. Nice pic :)


    • Jennie replied June 12th, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Thanks, Sunithi! It is really simple to make.


  25. #
    Susan — June 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Your grandmother is so cute! Your pictures are gorgeous too Jennie! These look amazing.


  26. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    These potatoes look so delicious! That butter sounds pretty fantastic!


    • Jennie replied June 13th, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Thanks, Steph! It was pretty delicious butter.


  27. #
    Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — June 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Hubby is a potato lover! He’ll be glad to see these on the dinner table!



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