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Bright trio coloured boiled potatoes with one cut in half showing a tender fluffy inside.

How to Boil Potatoes (with Flavour)

Wholesome and flavourful Boiled Potatoes via the stove top, microwave or Pressure Cooker.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword boiled potatoes, how to boil potatoes, Instant Pot Boiled potatoes, microwave boiled potatoes, pressure cooker boiled potatoes, skin on boiled potatoes, stove top boiled potatoes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 132 kcal
Author Samantha

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Little Potato Company Potatoes*
  • 1 medium dried bay leaf
  • 1 medium garlic clove skin on, left whole
  • 1 tsp salt**
  • cold water to fill pot/bowl

Instructions

Stove Top:

  1. Place potatoes, bay leaf, garlic clove, and salt in a medium to large sized sauce pan. Cover potatoes 2" above with water.

  2. Place sauce pan over high heat and heat to a boil. Boil for 12-15 minutes or until a knife or fork pierces easy into the potatoes.

  3. Drain, discard garlic and by leaf. Enjoy!

Microwave:

  1. Place potatoes, bay leaf, garlic clove, and salt in a large microwave proof bowl or container. Cover potatoes 2" above with water.

  2. Cook at high heat for 10-12 minutes in the microwave.

  3. Drain, discard garlic and by leaf. Enjoy!

Instant Pot:

  1. Place potatoes, bay leaf, garlic clove, and salt in Instant Pot. Cover potatoes 2" above with water.

  2. Cook at high pressure with the SEAL valve closed for 2 minutes with a natural release OR 3 minutes with a quick release.

  3. Drain, discard garlic and by leaf. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

* I used Little Potato Company's Terrific Trio potatoes for their lovely colours and unique flavours. Dynamic Duo or any of the Little Potato Company's potatoes will work well in this recipe. 

** My preference is Sea Salt in this recipe, however, any salt will do. 

Nutrition Facts
How to Boil Potatoes (with Flavour)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 592mg26%
Potassium 716mg20%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.