Smothered Potatoes Recipe Made With Garlic And Onions

Made with just a handful of ingredients, smothered potatoes are a simple side dish that is hearty, delicious, and bursting with flavor. A family favorite that can accompany almost any protein you add to your plate.

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How do you make smothered potatoes? You combine 8 white potatoes with garlic, onions, chicken stock, oil, parsley with salt and pepper.

We love to serve potatoes for dinner and have plenty of recipes on the blog for you to check out like Homemade Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, classic German Potato Salad, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Cheesy Potato Casserole, and Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stew.

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Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 8 white potatoes, sliced 1/8″ thick
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, optional for serving

How To Make Smothered Potatoes

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Add oil, onion, and garlic to a skillet. Heat on medium heat, stirring frequently until onions are tender – about 3-5 minutes.

Add potatoes and chicken broth and cover. Heat over medium heat for 10 minutes.

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The mixture will boil and bubble. Stir every 2-1/2 minutes. 
Serve topped with salt and pepper and parsley. 

This recipe serves 4.

I highly recommend this recipe as an easy side dish to make any day of the week. Pair next to a meatloaf, baked chicken, pork chops. This side dish is not only easy to prep, but affordable to make. A budget-friendly side dish that everyone in the family can enjoy. 

Best Potatoes To Use For Smothered Potatoes 

Russets, Yukon Gold, red, or even yellow potatoes will work for this recipe. Honestly, just what you have on hand and keep the cooking instructions in mind.

The important thing to remember is the thickness of your potato cut. Try to keep it even across the board – 1/8 inch thick. Otherwise, some potatoes might overcook while other slices will undercook. 

chicken stock and white potatoes in pan

Can I Use Vegetable Stock To Make It Vegetarian? 

If you want a vegetarian option, all you have to do is swap out the chicken stock for vegetable stock and you won’t miss a thing when it comes to flavor. You could also substitute water if you are in a pinch, but the taste will certainly become diluted.

potato side dish

Suggested Seasonings 

  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Season salt
  • Garlic salt
  • Creole
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Curry Powder
  • Bacon Bits
  • Parsley

Adding seasoning you have on hand will adjust this recipe and give it a new spin! Consider these options to create a new side dish to accompany a protein you have planned for the week.

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Tips For Making This Potato Side Dish 

Slicing | As I mentioned above, make sure to slice your potatoes evenly for an even cooking. 

Don’t over stir | Make sure to stir your potatoes too much or your potatoes will begin to break apart. Remember, it’s okay if your potatoes get crispy in certain areas. This just adds more texture and flavor. 

Leftovers | You can store your leftover potatoes in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a few days. To reheat, simply warm in the microwave, in a skillet, or on the stove.

Vegetables | Consider adding additional vegetables to this dish like zucchini, broccoli, or even mushrooms.

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smothered potato side dish

Smothered Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Made with just a handful of ingredients, smothered potatoes are a simple side dish that is hearty, delicious, and bursting with flavor. A family favorite that can accompany almost any protein you add to your plate.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 8 white potatoes, sliced 1/8" thick
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, optional for serving

Instructions

  1.  Add oil, onion, and garlic to a skillet. Heat on medium heat, stirring frequently until onions are tender - about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes and chicken broth and cover. Heat over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  3. The mixture will boil and bubble. Stir every 2-1/2 minutes. Serve topped with salt and pepper and parsley. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 225mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 8gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g

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