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Green Potatoes Recipe

Green Potatoes

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"The parsley is what makes these potatoes green. This is my mother-in-law's recipe. It is a very fast and easy way to make better-than-mashed potatoes!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a large pot combine potatoes, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour in enough water to just cover potatoes. Cover and cook on medium heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Let stand 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 29, 2005

I used the parsley, but my potatoes never turned green. I really didn't matter because the garlic was what make this recipe special. Next time I'll do away with the added expense of buying the parsley. A keeper for sure.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 07, 2005

My potatoes didn't turn green at all. The water was a tad green, but not the spuds. Since I was making these for St. Pat's Day, I added green food coloring while mashing.


10 Ratings

Sep 11, 2003

Excellent! Simple and went well with chicken.

Nov 17, 2006

I loved these. I adore parsley and garlic and potatoes, so what is not to love...

May 01, 2005

This recipe is delicious and went well with steak. It doesn't require lots of prep time, and you can prepare other foods while the potatoes are cooking. We used fresh parlsley, russet potatoes, and added extra garlic.

Aug 29, 2002

It tastes sooo good. Kids love it because it's green! The prep time is extremely quick. You don't have to slave over the stove while it's cooking either.

Jul 31, 2006

An interesting twist on cooking potatoes. I'd recommend sprinkling some extra parsley on before serving.

Jan 26, 2015

I have to admit that I didn't exactly follow this "Green Potatoes" recipe. Instead, I did my own take on the idea with a lot more parsley (tons!). I loved it! Thank you Debe for sharing your recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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