Skillet potatoes, cooked with garlic, scallions and Parmesan cheese, are an easy, delicious, and inexpensive side dish you will enjoy!Skillet potatoes, cooked with garlic, scallions and Parmesan cheese, are an easy, delicious, and inexpensive side dish you will enjoy!
I don’t know about you, but I’m on the lookout for new, easy, and inexpensive side dishes to add to our dinner meal. It’s easy to fall into a rut and serve the same old, same old veggies. That’s why I enjoyed making these Skillet Potatoes With Scallions And Parmesan!  Yum! They’re an easy and delicious dish you can serve with a variety of meats.

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It helped that I had just harvested some red potatoes from our backyard garden. Some of them were a little scarred from digging them up), but I was excited to use a few of them. I used 5 red potatoes, which made enough for 2-3 servings.

Red potatoes are used for this recipe after cleaning.
Prepare The Potatoes

Wash the potatoes very well, then slice them into about 1/2 inch slices. I keep the peel on, because I think the color looks really good in the finished dish, plus they contain extra fiber.

The red potatoes are sliced into rounds before cooking.
Place enough water in a large skillet to cover the bottom with about 1/2 – 3/4 inch of water. Put the sliced potatoes into the water and begin to cook them on medium-high heat.

Continue cooking the potatoes, turning gently, and added more water, when necessary, to ensure the potatoes do not stick to the bottom of the skillet. TIP: As the water cooks away you will need to add additional water.

Red potato slices begin cooking in a bit of water, in a large skillet.
Finish Cooking, Then Garnish Skillet Potatoes

Keep an eye on the potatoes as they finish cooking. Making sure there is enough water in skillet is the key to this dish.  Continue cooking (about 15 minutes or so) until the potatoes are fork-tender. Once fork-tender, remove any remaining water from the skillet. Add the butter, salt, pepper, minced garlic chopped scallions (green onions) to the skillet.

Coat the potatoes with the melted butter by spooning it up and over the top of the potatoes while they cook. Remove the potatoes from the heat after 1-2 minutes (don’t burn the garlic!). Gently pour potatoes into a serving bowl, and immediately sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Skillet Potatoes are garnished with butter, seasoning and green onions.

Grated Parmesan cheese is sprinkled on top of the hot potatoes.
Time To Eat The Skillet Potatoes With Scallions And Parmesan!

The cheese will melt in about a minute over the hot potato slices, then they are ready. Add additional salt and/or black pepper to taste, if desired. Serve, and enjoy!

A bowl of Parmesan and scallion covered buttered skillet potatoes, ready to eat.
 I’m pretty confident you will love these potatoes! The recipe is easily adapted to double or triple the amount of potatoes YOU want to serve!

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Skillet Potatoes With Scallions And Parmesan
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Skillet potatoes, cooked with garlic, scallions and Parmesan cheese, are an easy, delicious, and inexpensive side dish you will enjoy!

Category: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet potatoes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories Per Serving: 320 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 5 red potatoes
  • water (enough to continue filling bottom of skillet during cooking time)
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 scallions (2 green onion stalks-green and white part), sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  1. Slice potatoes into 1/2 inch slices.
  2. Pour enough water into large skillet to completely cover bottom of skillet by about an inch.
  3. Add potato slices to water. Heat on medium heat until fork-tender (approx. 15-20 minutes). Keep an eye on water level... add additional water, as needed, to ensure potatoes do not stick to bottom of pan as they cook.
  4. When potatoes are done, remove any remaining water from skillet. Add butter, salt, pepper, garlic, and chopped scallions to potatoes in skillet. Mix gently, to combine. Continue to spoon melted butter over the tops of the potatoes. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove potatoes from heat. Place into serving bowl, and immediately garnish with grated Parmesan cheese. The heat from the potatoes will melt the cheese. Taste, and add additional salt and pepper, if necessary.
  6. Serve, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Potatoes With Scallions And Parmesan
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 1637mg47%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 32.6mg40%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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