Easy One Pot Stewed Potatoes

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Easy one pot stewed potatoes make a delicious side dish that can be served alongside a large variety of main courses or enjoyed just as is for a bit of comfort food!

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❤️ Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • This recipe is SUPER easy to make. All you need is one pot!
  • These stewed potatoes are positively packed with flavor.
  • With a rich flavor and a creamy texture and consistency, these stewed potatoes make for some ultimate comfort food!
  • Naturally vegetarian, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free and can easily be made vegan and dairy-free.

🔪 What You Will Need To Make This Recipe

🗒️ Ingredients and Substitutes

Potatoes: I love to use Russet potatoes in this recipe as the starch content in white potatoes break down into a creamier consistency more so than waxier potato varieties. Having said that, any kind of potato will do in a pinch. We also love this recipe with Yukon Gold potatoes!

Water: You will need just enough water to cover the potatoes.

Salt: An essential ingredient. I find one teaspoon to be the perfect saltiness level for this recipe but if you know you tend to favor more or less salt in recipes, adjust as you need.

Butter: I use unsalted butter in this recipe. If you only have salted butter, use less salt or save the salting for after the dish has cooked. If you are vegan or dairy-free, use a vegan butter or plant-based spread instead.

Garlic powder: A small amount of garlic powder is used in this recipe and it doesn’t create a super garlicky dish, just enough to enhance flavors just a touch. If you are not a garlic fan, feel free to omit.

Black pepper: A touch black peppers helps season these potatoes, but if you are not a fan, you can leave it out.

🥣 How-to Make Stewed Potatoes

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes. Add the potatoes to a pot.
  2. Cover the potatoes with water.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Simmer and stir.
  5. Enjoy!

🍽️ Serving Ideas

  • If you just need a warm bowl comfort, you can enjoy these potatoes as is.
  • They are delicious topped with a little shredded cheese, hot sauce or sour cream for a fun twist.
  • Serve alongside a main protein dish and other vegetable side dishes.
  • Use in a burrito.

🧅 Variations

You can add any of the below to the pot before simmering for a fun variation!

  • Sliced onion.
  • Minced garlic.
  • Sliced peppers.
  • Any spices like ground cumin, onion powder or paprika, or fresh herbs like thyme, dill or rosemary (any flavors you are fond of will work well!).
  • A dash of hot sauce or soy sauce.

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Stewed Potatoes Recipe

Easy one pot stewed potatoes make a delicious side dish that can be served alongside a large variety of main courses or enjoyed just as is for a bit of comfort food!
4.97 from 53 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 5-6 medium Russet potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
  • water to just cover potatoes
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter or plant-based butter if necessary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • In large pot over high heat, add the potato chunks. Add cold water until the potatoes are just covered.
  • Add the butter, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • Bring the potatoes to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Allow the potatoes to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35-45 minutes, or until most of the water has evaporated, the potatoes are fork tender and have started to break apart and are slightly creamy in texture.
  • Turn off the heat, serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 1131mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Creamy, delicious comfort! I love this easy affordable recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious and easy – what more could you want? There were empty plates on the table, everyone loved the potatoes!

  3. 5 stars
    These are so easy! This was delicious. Even my picky eaters enjoyed it! Adding to my monthly rotation.

  4. 5 stars
    So easy and a nice change from a mashed potato! Love a subtle hint of garlic in these! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    What a great recipe! These stewed potatoes are so tasty, and perfect with fried chicken, grilled meats, seafood, roasts and more.

  6. 5 stars
    These potatoes are so easy to make and are a perfect side dish to go with many main dishes.

  7. 5 stars
    Such a great economical way to make mashed potatoes without all the cream and butter. Delicious!

  8. 5 stars
    These potatoes were easy and were cooked perfectly. Thanks for the easy and yummy recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    These stewed potatoes turned out perfect. Served alongside roasted chicken and it was a great comfort food dinner.

  10. 5 stars
    Adding rosemary to these potatoes is spectacular! Thank you so much for the suggestion and for this delicious, easy recipe.

  11. 5 stars
    I added sliced onion as you suggested and I have to say that these were the best stewed potatoes I’ve tried!