New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce

New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce; easy and excellent dish from @natashaskitchen

When we got married, my husband and I told the caterer to make sure we had enough of two items; bread and potatoes. Russian and Ukrainian people just seem to eat a lot of both!

Over the years, we’ve gotten creative with potatoes, but these are the ones that make it to buffet lines the most often. They’re easy to prepare, look and taste like fancy new potatoes, and they are always well-loved!

New potatoes are the best potatoes this time of year. We dug these straight out of my parent’s garden. They were wonderful; sweet and so tender! 

Ingredients for New Potatoes in a Cream Sauce:

2 lbs new potatoes (we used new yukon gold potatoes, but most new potatoes work well)
1/2 Tbsp sea salt for boiling potatoes + 1/2 tsp more for seasoning the sauce
1 Tbsp olive oil or butter
1/2 medium onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, pressed
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce

How to Make New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce:

1. Scrub each potato clean with a scouring pad (or the abrasive side of a dish sponge). New potatoes have a very thin skin. You don’t have to scrub all of it off, just get what you can.

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2. Leave bite-sized potatoes whole and cut larger ones in halves or quarters so they are about 1″ thick pieces. Place potatoes in a pot or a dutch oven and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, add 1/2 Tbsp salt and boil for 15-20 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain potatoes.

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3. In a separate pan, add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add finely diced onion and saute over medium heat until golden and soft. Add 1 pressed garlic clove and saute another minute, stirring constantly. Add 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream and 1/2 tsp salt, or add salt to taste, bring to a boil and let simmer an additional 2 minutes.

Stir in 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill then remove from heat and pour sauce over potatoes. Toss potatoes in sauce until evenly coated. Cover with lid to keep warm until ready to serve.

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P.S. To reheat, place on an oiled skillet and saute until hot and crisp. Yum! These are excellent with refrigerator pickles!

New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce; easy and excellent dish from @natashaskitchen

Do you grow any of your own fruit or veggies? Or do you have access to a good local farmers market?

New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce

4.9 from 9 reviews
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We used new yukon gold potatoes, but any variety of new potatoes, or red potatoes will work well.
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Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost To Make: $4-$6
Serving: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs new potatoes
  • ½ Tbsp sea salt for boiling potatoes + ½ tsp more for seasoning the sauce
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or butter
  • ½ medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped

Instructions

  1. How to cook new potatoes:
  2. Scrub each potato clean with a scouring pad (or the abrasive side of a dish sponge). New potatoes have a very thin skin. You don't have to scrub all of it off, just get at least half of it off.
  3. Leave bite-sized potatoes whole and cut larger ones in halves or quarters so they are about 1" thick pieces. Place potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, add ½ Tbsp salt and boil for 15-20 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain potatoes.
  4. In a separate pan, add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add finely diced onion and saute over medium heat until golden and soft. Add 1 pressed garlic clove and sauté another minute, stirring constantly. Add ¾ cup heavy whipping cream and ½ tsp salt, or add salt to taste, bring to a boil and let simmer an additional 2 minutes. Stir in ¼ cup chopped fresh dill then remove from heat and pour sauce over potatoes. Toss potatoes in sauce until evenly coated. Cover with lid to keep warm until ready to serve.

Notes

To reheat, place on an oiled skillet and saute until hot and crisp. Yum!

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  • Tania
    August 12, 2017

    hi natasha, is there a way to make this “make-ahead?” could i maybe make the sauce a few hours ahead, reheat, and then add it to potatoes? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 12, 2017

      Hi Tania, the only part that I’d be concerned about is the potatoes – once you slice them, they start to discolor and the zucchini start getting juicy after they are salted. You don’t have to heat the sauce but you can prep the sauce in advance and probably slice the zucchini ahead of time just don’t salt them :). Reply

  • Patricia
    February 26, 2017

    One of the best things I’ve ever made! I only had red new potatoes (didn’t peel) and heavy cream on hand but I still could have eaten the whole thing. =) It received a big thumbs up from everyone. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2017

      That’s so great to hear!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 😀 Reply

  • Joan
    August 23, 2016

    Made this tonight and we really enjoyed it. Since we’re vegans and eat low fat I substituted non-dairy milk and a little thickener for the cream. It was very tasty. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2016

      Than you so much for sharing your wonderful review! 🙂 Reply

  • Jimena
    August 15, 2016

    This was a delicious recipe! I’m not good at creating sauces and am thrilled that this recipe came up in my search. I made some chicken breasts in the mini oven and was able to use some of the extra sauce from the potatoes with the chicken and added mozzarella to melt and it was a HIT!! I’m planning on doing a weekly meal from your site- this week I’m trying pork tenderloin and the creamy cucumber and tomatoes recipe. Thank you for all of your hard work on these recipes and the site is great and user-friendly! I’ve been recommending to my friends already and follow on facebook as well! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2016

      Jimena, welcome to the site 😄. Thank you so much for recommending us to your friends :). I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Christine
    August 26, 2015

    Gosh it took me forever to find a good creamy sauce/potato recipe. Yours is fantastic. Can’t say enough about the dill-whipping cream combo. It’s so sweet! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2015

      Thank you Christine for such a great review, reading your comment is making me hungry :). Reply

  • Debbie
    April 28, 2015

    I have pinned and made several of your recipes on Pinterest and they are all delicious. Made this one tonight and all my husband could say was “yummm.” I did sub skim milk/half n half for the heavy whipping cream and it still turned out creamy and very tasty. Thank you for making me look like a great chef! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 28, 2015

      Awww thank you so much for your sweet comment Debbie :). I sure appreciate that you are pinning my recipes and thank you for the awesome review! Reply

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