Close up white dish filled with fingerling potatoes topped with garlic and fresh parsley.

Hands Off Garlic Fingerling Potatoes Recipe

Hands Off Garlic Fingerling Potatoes is a quick and easy delicious potato recipe that makes the perfect side to any meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Author Julie Menghini


  • 1 pint fingerling potatoes washed
  • 2 tsp butter unsalted or olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish


  • Melt butter in the bottom of a heavy skillet or saucepan. Add potatoes and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Cover with a tightly fitting lid. Turn the burner to low.
  • After 10 minutes, shake the pan to turn the potatoes. Set the timer for 5 more minutes to test for doneness. Potatoes are done when they feel soft when pierced with a fork. Don't let them overcook, however. (See notes)
  • When the potatoes are finished cooking, remove them from the burner and add minced garlic. Shake to distribute. Let the potatoes sit covered for an additional 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley, thyme, rosemary or grated parmesan.


Adapted from Ina Garten Dill potato recipe.
The potatoes can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to cook depending on the size and the amount of the potatoes you're cooking.  Test after 15 minutes to judge where they're at.  If there's only a small give when pierced they need an additional 10 minutes.  If they are becoming soft 5 minutes may be all you need.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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