Simple Creamed New Potatoes

New potatoes
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
264 Calories
10g Fat
38g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 264
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 6g
Calcium 93mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Creamed new potatoes are an easy preparation and a fabulous way to enjoy seasonal new potatoes. If new potatoes aren't in season, use small round potatoes or fingerlings in the dish.

The classic, lightly seasoned white sauce makes a tasty sauce for the new potatoes, and it doesn't distract from their natural flavor.

New potatoes should be scrubbed just enough to remove dirt and some of their thin, peeling skin. If your potatoes don't have a very thin skin, you might choose to peel them.

The recipe is very simple and versatile. Add some chopped fresh parsley, dill, or chives to the sauce, or add steamed peas or green beans to the dish.


  • 2 pounds new potatoes (scrubbed and cut into chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk or half-and-half
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Put the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Add about 1 teaspoon of salt per quart of water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or just until the potatoes are tender.

  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat; blend in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the milk or half-and-half. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth.

  3. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

  4. Drain the cooked potatoes and then transfer to a serving dish.

  5. Pour sauce over potatoes and sprinkle with paprika.

Recipe Variation

  • If you don't have new potatoes, use small round potatoes or fingerlings. Quartered red-skinned potatoes, round whites, or Yukon gold would be good choices as well.