Brown Sugar Glazed Red Potatoes

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!

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I think I’m addicted to glazed 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/glazed 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. 😉

Red potatoes on cutting board

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!

Cut up red potatoes on cutting board

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!

Brown Sugar Glazed Red Potatoes on white platter

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Red Potatoes Recipe

5 from 8 votes
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
 

  • Bring red potatoes, water, butter and brown sugar to a boil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Turn to low and simmer for approximately 6 minutes.
  • Turn back to high and cook until all the water is evaporated and potatoes are tender. It took me another 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Salt and Pepper, sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!

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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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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    You had me at Brown Sugar Glaze! So tasty and made with simple ingredients that I already had at home.

  2. These sound delicious! Can I make ahead of time to bring to a gathering and reheat, or would they not hold up well?

    1. I personally haven’t taken them somewhere. But, yes, you can. 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.

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