Baby Potatoes with Creamy Garlic Sauce

by Maureen on June 22, 2011

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.
baby chat potatoes with garlic cream 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.

baby (chat) potatoes and fresh garlic

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 !

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Baby Potatoes with Creamy Garlic Sauce
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This is a quick and easy way to serve "special" potatoes with a meal.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
  • 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
  1. Wash and cut potatoes in bite sized pieces
  2. Boil over low heat until just done
  3. In a saucepan melt butter and add the garlic and over low heat cook the garlic for 2 or 3 minutes
  4. Add cream and reduce til thick enough to coat the potatoes. About 10 minutes.
  5. Drain potatoes and add to cream sauce
  6. Add parsley, salt and pepper


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Jenny @ Savour the Senses June 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

Yum!! This looks sooo delicious. What a great way to add to simple potatoes.


Martyna (Wholesome Cook) June 22, 2011 at 11:57 am

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!


Nancy June 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

I can’t wait to make these – YUM! lovin’ this website Chef! :D It is only letting me give you two stars –


Greg June 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Wow, those look seriously tasty. I love potatoes and I love cream. Even better when they’re together.


Nelly Rodriguez June 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

YUMMMM, those look LUSCIOUS!


yummychunklet June 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

That butter sauce looks simply divine. I’m making this tomorrow!


Lana June 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

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) June 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Creamy, garlic butter and potatoes! 4 of my favorite words in one recipe! They look amazing!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I adore garlic cream sauces so I think I’d love this! :)


Lisa June 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

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 June 22, 2011 at 11:19 pm

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 June 23, 2011 at 12:28 am

WOW, this looks soooo delicious.


Erin June 23, 2011 at 12:56 am

No such thing as too decadent!


Roberta June 23, 2011 at 4:32 am

These sound unbelievably wonderful. Can’t wait to try!!


bestfoodies June 23, 2011 at 5:17 am

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.


Tiffany June 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

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 June 23, 2011 at 11:38 pm

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.


Jennifer June 23, 2011 at 11:47 pm

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 June 24, 2011 at 2:26 am

Too decadent? I say too perfect. Backside or no…some things are meant to be. These among them!


Russell at Chasing Delicious June 24, 2011 at 11:57 am

I like you and your family adore potatoes! Any which way. I am always looking for new potato recipes and this recipe looks scrumptious.


Ruby June 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm

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 June 24, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Oh my goodness these potatoes look insanely delicious! the creaminess is just drawing me in! Wow!


Jill Colonna June 25, 2011 at 12:47 am

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 June 25, 2011 at 1:00 am

Potatoes ..Garlic and cream in one recipe..
I can’t make this soon enough!


Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) June 25, 2011 at 1:12 am

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.


Linda June 25, 2011 at 1:33 am

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!!


BigFatBaker June 25, 2011 at 1:59 am

YUM! Sounds so delicious, and not too difficult :) This is a BF pleaser :) Great recipe.


Frugal in WV June 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Your photos looks yummy! I love anything to do with potatoes, thanks for the recipe!


Michelle @ KissedBySweets June 27, 2011 at 9:02 am

My mouth is seriously watering the more I scroll down your page!! Everything looks so delish, especially this!!!



Ashley June 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm

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!


Yuri June 29, 2011 at 12:44 am

You are not joking about the CREAMY part… OH MY! love the generous amount of parsley in this recipe. yum!


Jimmy June 29, 2011 at 3:32 am

Has anybody actually tried the dish? Any feedback?


Maureen June 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

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.


Marla June 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm

These creamy potatoes look amazing!
It is vegetarian week at Get Grillin’ we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect!
This week we have a ManPans giveaway.


Maureen June 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm

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!


Jeremiah July 3, 2011 at 7:26 am

Gonna try this on the grill. Looks great!


Sharon Rattray April 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Absolutely delicious!!! It is now our family’s favourite potato dish and we like lots of potatoes.


Minnie(@thelady8home) June 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Oh yummmmmmmm!!!! All that butter, cream, garlic and potatoes… has me licking my lips in wonder….
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Rachael July 11, 2012 at 3:37 am

I’m DYING over these potatoes!!! Omg, I have to have them! :)


Maureen July 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

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 April 12, 2013 at 5:30 am

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!


Maureen April 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm

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.


tcmullinax September 6, 2013 at 7:33 am

I just whipped up your garlic cream sauce for dinner-and it was delicious! I poured it over cheese tortellini. This is a keeper!


Barbara April 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

So I actually made these potatoes and they are delicious. I added more garlic and butter.
What’s not to love?


Katrina May 15, 2014 at 5:55 am

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


Maureen May 15, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Hi Katrina, plain whipping cream is what I used.


Haris July 10, 2014 at 6:28 am

Awesome dish but i add parmesan cheese and lemon it makes more tasteful


Danielle August 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

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.


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