Garlic Dill New Potatoes (easy to make)

Garlic Dill New Potatoes (easy to make)

New potatoes are the ultimate summer comfort food; so creamy, tender, and full of flavor! 

This recipe for new (or baby) potatoes is not fussy, sometimes simple is best, especially in the case of fresh garden veggies!

Just four ingredients (potatoes, butter, garlic and dill), add in a sprinkle of salt & pepper and it’s ready for the table!

top view of Garlic Dill New Potatoes in a bowl with a spoon

What Are New Potatoes?

New potatoes are little potatoes that have been freshly dug out of the ground! These little potatoes are harvested early so they have a high sugar content (it hasn’t converted to starch yet) and very thin skins. The texture tends to be creamier and much less starchy than most other potatoes.

These little spuds stay nice and firm after cooking; there are so many ways new potatoes can be prepared! They can be roasted, boiled, fried, air fried, cooked on a stovetop or in the oven. ingredients to make Garlic Dill New Potatoes on a wooden cutting board

Ingredients and Variations

This recipe is for new potatoes which are thin skinned, slightly sweet and extra creamy. Fingerlings or any thin-skinned potato will work! Just adjust the cooking time for the denser potatoes.

Mandatory for that creamy flavor! :)

For best results, use fresh herbs. Dill is used in this recipe but add in your favorites… thyme, basil, rosemary, or even fresh oregano!

boiling potatoes to make Garlic Dill New Potatoes

How to Cook New Potatoes

  1. Boil potatoes and sliced garlic until potatoes are tender (per recipe below).
  2. Stir in fresh dill and butter, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve warm.

In this recipe, the potatoes are boiled with slices of garlic in the water. This gives them a subtle, savory flavor, but they can also be roasted on a sheet pan, placed on a BBQ tray and grilled, or even microwaved. Cooking potatoes too long prevents the butter and herbs from sticking as they should.

ingredients to make Garlic Dill New Potatoes in a bowl before mixing

What to Serve New Potatoes With

We love to serve garlic dill new potatoes with summer favorites like grilled chicken breasts, corn salad and grilled veggies. (I often add a big dollop of sour cream on the side too).

Perfect New Potatoes

  • Baby new potatoes, reds, or fingerlings don’t need to be peeled because the skin is so thin and that’s why this recipe is so great! But if baby new potatoes aren’t available, thin-skinned potatoes (red or Yukon gold) can be chopped and used instead!
  • Dill is very fragile and the entire piece can be used, even the stems.
  • Don’t be afraid to serve garlic dill new potatoes chilled as a potato salad, either!

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Garlic Dill New Potatoes in a bowl

Garlic Dill New Potatoes

This New Potato side dish is full of garlic, fresh dill, and creamy butter!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 186
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 1 ½ pounds new potatoes or baby potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill minced
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Wash potatoes and cut in half if larger than bite-sized.
  • Peel garlic cloves and slice each clove into 2-3 slices.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and garlic.
  • Boil until potatoes are tender when poked with a fork, about 12-14 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes & garlic well and place in a bowl.
  • Stir in butter and dill and season with salt & pepper to taste.


Calories: 186 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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