Brown Sugar Glazed Red Potatoes

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These Brown Sugar Glazed Red Potatoes have become our new favorite side dish! With only FOUR ingredients required, this red potatoes recipe is so simple to make. Everyone loves red skin potatoes smothered in a buttery brown sugar glaze!

This recipe is based off of one of our favorite side dishesBrown Sugar Glazed Carrots. If you love to have potatoes on the side, you’ll definitely like roasted red potatoes and garlic mashed red potatoes as well!

Red Potatoes Recipes

I think I’m addicted to red potatoes.

They’re my recent veggie crush, and we’ve been enjoying them over the last few months due to the recent obsession. We’ve prepared them several ways, but our favorite way has been by baking them. We also like to make our Candied Carrots as a side and I thought I would combine the two.

That’s right – I would make red potatoes the same way I make my candied carrots. The result?! A delicious new side dish that I can’t get enough of – Brown Sugar Glazed Red Potatoes.

Now, I know side dishes aren’t always a necessity, but it’s nice to have a list of simple sides handy for when you do want a side, and this recipe will definitely be added to that list. It takes a little bit of time for the potatoes to get tender, but little work is involved and the result is worth it. 😉

only 5 ingredients needed!

This side dish only requires a small handful of ingredients, which is awesome because if there are too many ingredients involved, it’s almost not worth it. 😉 Here are the ingredients required.

  • Red skin potatoes
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Water
  • Optional seasonings

Boil. Start by bringing the red potatoes, water, butter, and brown sugar to a boil in a pan over medium-high heat.

Simmer. Turn to low and simmer for about 6 more minutes.

Evaporate. After simmering, turn BACK up to high and keep cooking until all of the water has evaporated and the red potatoes are tender. I had to cook mine for about 10-15 minutes. Once the potatoes are all tender, remove from the stove.

Serve. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, your favorite herb or spice (I always use parsley), and enjoy!

TIP: Once the potatoes have been cooked transfer them to a cookie sheet and Broil in the oven if you want to add a little crisp!

Brown Sugar Glazed Red Potatoes

Making ahead and storing

Can these be made ahead of time and frozen? Though you do not want to freeze raw potatoes you can certainly freeze cooked potatoes. Once the potatoes have cooled, place the cooked potatoes on a cookie sheet. Flash freeze them then place the potatoes and any glaze left in the pan into a freezer safe airtight container.  Freeze for 6-8 months.

To reheat: Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25-30 minutes, if frozen, or about 15-20 minutes, if thawed. You can drizzle more butter and brown sugar to coat them. You can also reheat on the stove top. Place ingredients in a pan drizzle with butter and stir over medium heat until hot.

How long can I store leftover potatoes? Store leftovers, including any extra glaze, in the fridge for 3-5 days. To reheat: Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes. You can also reheat on the stove top. Place ingredients in a pan and stir over medium heat until hot. Note: You can drizzle butter and brown sugar over the leftovers before reheating.

We’ve enjoyed Glazed Carrots for so long, so we are happy to have a similar version with this recipe. They’re a great side dish to any family or holiday meal!

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Red Potatoes Recipe

5 from 1 vote

These Brown Sugar Glazed Red Potatoes have become our new favorite side dish! With only FOUR ingredients required, this red potatoes recipe is so simple to make. Everyone loves red skin potatoes smothered in a buttery brown sugar glaze!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 120 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 - 6 red potatoes cubed
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 1/2 TB butter
  • 1 1/2 TB brown sugar
  • parsley or your favorite herb/spice
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring red potatoes, water, butter and brown sugar to a boil in a pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Turn to low and simmer for approximately 6 minutes.

  3. Turn back to high and cook until all the water is evaporated and potatoes are tender. It took me another 10-15 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat. Salt and Pepper, sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!

 

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Pretty sure you just blew my mind. Roasted potatoes are the only way I will enjoy just potatoes (lover of the sweet potatoes…) and how could I turn down them tossed in brown sugar? These are screaming to be made for my holiday dinner!

  2. Love this idea….
    I am wondering about the amount of carrots you use in your glazed carrot recipe…. it just says a bag, they come in 1 and 2 pound bags & I’d like to make those today also….can you help
    Thanks

  3. The recipe for brown sugar glazed red potatoes says in the directions : until [carrots are tender]. Is this a typo. I assume you mean potatoes.

  4. has anyone tried throwing these under the broiler for a few minutes to caramelize that glaze to introduce more of a crunch?
    am going to try this later in the week it looks amazing.

  5. These were quite yummy! I used golden potatoes because they are what I had. I also tasted them when about done and thought they needed more sugar so I added a tsp or so of honey. A great recipe for a breakfast side! (Although my husband and I just ate a pan as the one and only course)

  6. Can this recipe be doubled or tripled and frozen 2-3 Days ahead of time? I’m traveling to my hometown for Thanksgiving and need something I can make in advance to feed a large CROWD.

  7. When you turn the potatoes down TO simmer do you cover them? Also, going to be cooking for ABOUT 45 – 60 PEOple; How would you adjust this recipe and ingredients?