Quick and Easy Thyme Baby Potatoes


Quick and easy microwaved baby potatoes with thyme, butter, and lemon. Great for a quick weeknight dinner or casual dining.

Quick and Easy Thyme Baby Potatoes
These potatoes are easy, delicious, and a total cheat because all of the cooking is done in the microwave. It is my go-to recipe in a pinch, and it goes well with anything. I have it for weeknight dinners as well as casual entertaining. People always like it and no one ever says, “This tastes microwaved!” If I’m really pressed for time, I would make it early in the day to be reheated at mealtime. (No one ever knew!)

Quick and Easy Thyme Baby Potatoes

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Quick and Easy Thyme Baby Potatoes:

1 1/2 lb. baby potatoes (about 1” diameter), washed
3 to 4 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. butter (or more; adjust to your preference)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp. dried
2 tsp. lemon juice (optional)

Poke each potato with a pointed knife to prevent bursting while cooking. Cut in half if greater than 1 1/2” in diameter. Place in a large microwavable bowl with a lid. Add 2 tablespoons water and cover. Microwave on high for 3 minutes (for 1200 Watt microwave oven. Increase cooking time 1 minute or so for lower wattage microwaves). Remove and mix potatoes to promote even cooking. Add 1 tbsp. or so water if almost dry. Cover and microwave 3 minutes.  

Drain liquid. Add butter, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, and thyme. Mix well. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes or until knife or toothpick slides in easily. Drizzle with lemon juice and mix to incorporate. Makes 4 servings.

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  1. I LOVE potatoes, these look SOOOO good (great pics, WOW).... I'm SOO making these soon! They're a perfect side dish and they're nice and easy! I'm hungry now!

  2. Thanks Stephanie! I just wished that it didn't take me 40 minutes to take a few pictures of a bowl of potatoes! :)

  3. I just saw your post on BlogHer. Thanks for the recipe and will subscribe to your blog for future recipes.

    1. Thank you for visiting and subscribing to my blog! I hope you will find many recipes to like.