Steamed Potatoes

Donna Brown


This is one of our favorite potato recipes and so quick to fix while you're grilling or cooking something else. I used a food steamer for years and my daughter talked my daughter-in-law and me into going to a Taste of Home show and the demonstrater made these an easier way. This doesn't heat up the kitchen in the summer, either.


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  • 5 or 6
    medium red potatoes, washed and cubed, peel if you want to
  • 1
    medium onion, sliced
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    minced garlic, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil (evoo)
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    large zip lock steamer bag (they come in a smaller size if you don't want to cook this amount)
  • 1
    cup monterrey jack shredded cheese (cheddar is good, too)
  • 1/2 cup
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
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    salt and pepper, seasoning salt, garlic salt
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    butter, more cheese, oscar meyer real bacon pieces, sour cream, chopped green onions or whatever toppings you prefer

How to Make Steamed Potatoes


  1. Put EVOO into steamer bag. Add salt, pepper, parsley and seasonings. Close bag and mash bottom of bag to dissolve and distribute seasonings into oil, add a bit more oil if you need to. Add potatoes, onion, garlic and about a tablespoon of butter. Seal bag and cook on high in microwave for 7 minutes. Carefully shake bag, cook 7 more minutes. Shake again and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. (The instructions say to cook 14 minutes, but I add an additional 5 minutes.) Open bag (careful, it's steamy) and pour potatoes into serving bowl, add cheeses and butter, carefully - so as not to mash potatoes - mix to melt cheeses and butter into potatoes. Top with bacon pieces, sour cream or your choice of toppings. NOTE: When you can find a smoked cheese, that's really good, too, it gives the potatoes a really good smoky flavor, I have cut up smoked sausage and cooked in bag with potatoes, yumm. If I'm cooking corn, broccoli, etc. for that particular meal, I'll re-use the same bag and steam that, too.

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About Steamed Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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