Buttered Dill Potatoes

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes

Potatoes are steamed until tender then lightly tossed in butter and fresh dill to create this fast and easy side dish recipe.

Forkful of buttered dill potatoes.

These easy Buttered Dill Potatoes is the recipe of my childhood. My mom would make this quick and simple side at least once a week. Steamed potatoes tossed lightly with butter, dill, salt, and pepper – it really doesn’t get any easier or tastier than that. Serve with roasted chicken, meatloaf, baked salmon, pot roast – you name it! These potatoes are versatile, comforting, and always a family favorite.


Buttered Dill Potatoes ingredients
  • Potatoes: I usually use creamers, but you could use fingerling or even Yukon gold if that’s what you have. I prefer the soft, creamy texture that the creamers provide (as their name implies).
  • Butter: Unsalted butter coats the potatoes and adds to the creamy, buttery taste of the dish while helping the dill and salt to stick.
  • Fresh dill: Somewhat citrusy and sweet, with a bit of grassy flavor, the dill adds a wonderful freshness to this simple dish.
  • Salt & pepper: Adds flavor and amplifies the final dish.

How to Make Buttered Dill Potatoes

Liz cutting potatoes

Start your buttered dill potatoes by washing your potatoes and then cutting them into halves or quarters (depending on their size).

Cooking potatoes

Next take a large pot and steamer basket and steam the potatoes until they are fork tender. If you have a microwave steamer, you could use that method as well!

Buttered Dill Potatoes

Once potatoes are cooked, strain the water and return them to the warm pot. Add the butter, dill, salt, and pepper and toss until fully coated. Serve and enjoy your Buttered Dill Potatoes!

Change Things Up

  • Make it dairy-free. Instead of butter, you can use olive oil to keep this dish vegetarian and vegan.
  • Amp up the flavor. If you’re a fan of that bright citrus flavor, try adding some fresh lemon juice and lemon zest to the final dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you steam vegetables without a steamer basket?

If you have a metal strainer, or an elevated wire cooling rack that will fit inside your pot, you can use those to steam your potatoes!

What I can do with too much fresh dill?

Dill is one of my favorite herbs to cook with! If you are looking for other recipes to use dill in, try this Greek Tzatziki Sauce or Garlic and Dill Roasted Salmon.

What’s the difference between dried and fresh dill?

Dried dill would still work if you don’t have fresh, it’s a bit less vibrant in color, and a little bit more bitter in taste, but still packed with dill flavor.

Buttered dill potatoes.

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Liz eating buttered dill potatoes.

If you need an easy and delicious recipe to introduce to your dinner rotation, then you’ll want to give these buttered dill potatoes a try. They’re the perfect side dish for any main course.

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Buttered Dill Potatoes

Buttered Dill Potatoes

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Potatoes are steamed until tender then lightly tossed in butter and fresh dill to create this fast and easy side dish recipe.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes


  • 16 small potatoes (halved)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Fill a large pot with about 3 inches of water and place a steamer insert in the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil.
  • Place halved potatoes on top of the steamer insert and cover pot with a lid. Steam potatoes until fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove steamed potatoes from the pot, drain water and remove steamer insert. Return potatoes to the warm pot and add butter, dill, salt and pepper. Toss to coat until butter is melted then serve warm.


Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 14.9gProtein: 2.3gFat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 3.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 303mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 0g

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19 responses to “Buttered Dill Potatoes”

  1. Charrington Avatar

    why are comments logged as reviews ?????? has anyone ever actually made this “recipe”

  2. Gina @Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @Running to the Kitchen

    These are calling my name! YUM!

  3. Carolyn Ingram Avatar
    Carolyn Ingram

    This would be the perfect side for dinner!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Sure would!!

  4. Alyssa | EverydayMaven Avatar
    Alyssa | EverydayMaven

    I love these mini potatoes and this is such a perfect, easy side dish!

  5. Serena Avatar

    These potatoes look amazing! I love the addition of dill and can’t wait to try it!

  6. Debra C. Avatar
    Debra C.

    These potatoes look perfectly done, great recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      thank you enjoy!

  7. Megan @ MegUnprocessed Avatar
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed

    These look tasty!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks Megan!!

  8. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) Avatar
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    These potatoes look great! I can’t wait to try them!!

  9. Felesha Avatar

    Love that you added dill to these!! What great flavor!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you!! They’re so good!

  10. Julianne Bayer Avatar
    Julianne Bayer

    You’re right, my fork IS waiting! LOVE potatoes, especially the baby ones because they cook so much faster and they are easier to handle!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahah thank you!!

  11. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness Avatar
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Potatoes and dill is SUCH a good combo! Totally adding these to my menu!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Hope you enjoy!

  12. sue | theviewfromgreatisland Avatar
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland

    I’m obsessed with these little guys, I think they are such fun, and you’re recipe is so simple! They make a mean potato salad, too :)

  13. Julia Avatar

    The combination of potatoes and the butter and dill is just perfect. I love how simple it is but full of flavor. I am going to be making these ASAP for my family!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.