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Crispy browned Sage Butter Potatoes in a bowl with garlic, sage butter glistening on top.

Baby Potatoes with Garlic Butter and Sage

These salty, crispy, irresistible Baby Potatoes with Garlic Butter and Sage are a perfect side dish for any easy family weeknight or elegant guest dinner!  This recipe uses small creamer potatoes, cut in halves, then seared in olive oil in a skillet and finished in a delectable buttery sauce flavored with just a little salt and ground black pepper, garlic, and sage. Delicious and so EASY to make!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Keyword butter potatoes, potatoes, Sage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 252 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler


  • 1.5-2 pounds Creamer Potatoes (red, yellow, or mixed)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh sage, sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper


Prep-Ahead Steps

  1. Cut the potatoes in half the longest side for more surface area
    Halved red and gold creamer potatoes on cutting board for Sage Butter Potatoes.
  2. Thinly slice the sage leaves. Mince the garlic.

    Knife slicing fresh sage leaves for Sage Butter Potatoes.

Cooking Steps

  1. Preheat large pan on high heat, then turn to medium, add olive oil, then potatoes cut side down. Turn heat back to high and cook for 3-5 minutes until browned crust has formed. You may need to do in 2 batches to fit all of the potatoes face-down.

    Halved red and gold creamer potatoes on cutting board for Sage Butter Potatoes.
  2. Once all potatoes are seared, add them all to the pan (if seared in batches) and then add 1 tablespoon of the butter and stir to melt. Cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes on low heat.

  3. After 10 minutes, remove the cover and test a potato with a fork to see if soft. If not, cover and cook for another 4-5 minutes. If done, add the remaining butter, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and sage. Stir to melt the butter and cook over low heat for a final five minutes. Serve and enjoy!

    Browned and crispy halved red and gold creamer potatoes in a skillet with garlic, sage, and melted butter for Sage Butter Potatoes.