Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)

by Erica Dinho on March 19, 2013

Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)

Papas al Perejil is a very simple and a popular side dish in Colombian homes and restaurants. My mom makes this dish at least once every other week to go with her roasted chicken (pollo asado), stuffed meatloaf (albóndigon), or even her roasted pork (cañon de cerdo).

They were a staple at our house growing up, for sure, and I never tired of them. If you are Colombian, I am sure many of you have had this dish growing up, perhaps you are still preparing it at home. Papas con Perejil is one of those simple dishes that reminds me of my mom’s cooking.

Buen provecho!

Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)



(About 6 servings)

  • 2 pounds small potatoes, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt, to your taste

Papas al Perejil (Steamed Potatoes with Parsley)


  1. Set a steamer over medium heat and bring the water to a boil. Place the potatoes in the steamer, cover and steam until the potatoes are tender, but firm, about 20 minutes. If you don’t have a steamer, boil the potatoes for about 7 minutes.
  2. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl. Add the melted butter, salt and parsley. Mix carefully and serve warm.
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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz March 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

These are so simple indeed and different for me. I have never steamed potatoes before. Will have to make this as a side dish soon.


2 Chris March 19, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Simple but excellent dish, Erica! The best thing is that it is so flexible and co go with so many things.


3 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! March 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Funny I am doing a potato dish today…So many left over form St. pats. Nothing like simplicity…great pic…


4 grace March 20, 2013 at 4:24 PM

parsleyed potatoes are delicious! they were by far my favorite thing served during my elementary and high school cafeteria days. :)


5 Juliana March 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM

So simple and yet so tasty…perfect as side for any meal.
Hope you are having a great week Erica :)


6 Jeannie March 21, 2013 at 1:45 AM

A simple side dish which can be easily prepared~ that’s what I like:D Bet taste good too especially served with a gravy dish!


7 Barbara March 21, 2013 at 8:38 AM

A simple and perfect side dish, Erica.


8 Angie@Angie's Recipes March 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM

My parents in law will love this!


9 Belinda @zomppa March 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Simple but so lovely!


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