Smothered Potatoes

These hearty, stick to your ribs smothered potatoes are easily adaptable for many diets.

Smothered potatoes are great with chops, steaks, sausages, or even basic burger patties. Just a few basic ingredients and a little time can get this delicious side dish on your table.
Potatoes are a regular in our home so I love trying new ways of cooking them. I found the original recipe a couple of months ago on Deep South Dish. I adapted it to suit our tastes and we loved them.

One of my favorite things about these is how easily ingredients can be swapped out. Low on milk? Just use chicken broth. Need to make it dairy free? Use oil instead of butter and chicken broth. Need to make it vegan? Use oil and vegetable broth.


Smothered Potatoes

Peel some starchy potatoes

Slice in half inch thick pieces

Chop or slice the onion

Place the potatoes and onion in a bowl

Sprinkle with flour, toss to coat and set aside

Heat the butter or oil over medium heat in a heavy bottom pan with a lid

Place the onions and potatoes to the pan

Stir and cook until potatoes are warm

Add in the liquid, and garlic powder, bring to a boil, and cover

Reduce heat and simmer , stirring often, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and sauce is thickened

Season with salt and pepper

Serve warm


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Smothered Potatoes 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


  • 4 Tablespoons butter or oil
  • 2 pounds starchy potatoes
  • 1 medium onion sliced or chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk or chicken or vegetable broth or a combination
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and slice the potatoes in to roughly half inch thick slices
  2. Combine with onions in a bowl
  3. Sprinkle with flour and toss to coat
  4. Set aside for 10 minutes
  5. Heat the butter or oil in a heavy pan with a lid
  6. Add the potatoes and onion
  7. Stir to coat with the butter or oil and heat the potatoes
  8. Pour in the milk or broth and garlic powder
  9. Stir well and bring to a bubble
  10. Cover and reduce heat to low
  11. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender and the sauce has thickened
  12. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


31dayscookingathome475 This post is part of the series 31 Days of Cooking at Home 
This post may be linked at these fabulous blogs as well as Weekend Potluck. and meal plan Monday and Whatcha Crockin’ Wednesday


  1. I love potatoes in pretty much any form, so YUM!

  2. I haven’t ever had smothered potatoes before but they do look delicious. Thanks for sharing your blog post at the #HomeMattersParty this week. Hope to see you again when the party opens on Friday at midnight EST!

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