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Steamed Potatoes with Herbs

These steamed potatoes are irresistibly soft and buttery! In a few simple steps you'll have a healthy side dish that pairs well with virtually any meal. Make these steamed potatoes the next time you're craving something quick, easy, and delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side, fewer than 5 ingredients, weeknight dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik


  • Medium pot
  • Steamer basket


  • 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter see Notes
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh herbs see Notes
  • Additional salt to taste


  • Add about one inch of water to a pot with a steamer basket. Once simmering, add the potatoes and salt into the steamer basket, cover, and cook for 20 minutes or until tender.
  • Transfer steamed potatoes to a large bowl with the butter and fresh herbs, tossing to coat. Taste and season with additional salt as desired.


  • Make it Vegan: Use vegan butter or olive oil in place of the butter in this recipe.
  • Fresh Herbs: I used fresh chives and parsley, but you can use any fresh herbs you'd like in this recipe.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown are general guidelines, and reflect information for one serving. Macros may vary slightly depending on specific types and brands of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 26g