Steamed Potatoes

Steamed Potatoes

Steamed potatoes

Steamed potatoes

Quick info

  • Recipe difficulty - easy
  • Preparation time - 5 minutes
  • Cooking time - 10-15 minutes
  • Serves - 1
  • Dietary - Vegetarian Vegan Gluten free Dairy free
  • Allergens -


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  • 1 heaped handful of small waxy potatoes (skins left on)
  • 1 mug of water


  • Kitchen scales
  • Knife
  • Steamer pan


Step 1

Place the steamer pan on to the hob

Step 2

Add 1 mug full of water to the bottom of the steamer pan and set the hob to a high heat.

Step 3

While the water is heating up, gently wash any excess dirt from the potatoes under running water and cut any larger ones in half so they are all roughly the same size

Step 4

Place the potatoes into the top section of the steamer pan and place the lid on top

Step 5

Once the water is boiling, turn down the heat to medium

Step 6

Steam the potatoes for 10-15 mins, until a metal skewer or point of a sharp knife can be pushed into the largest potato easily with no resistance.

Step 7

Turn off the heat and being careful of the steam empty the potatoes into a bowl or plate to serve straight away while hot

Step 8

If you prefer them without skins, peel off the skins as soon as they have cooled enough to handle

Nutrition per serving portion (one heaped handful)

Each 80g of potato (unpeeled) contains on average

Energy 234kj 56kcal 2.8%

Fat 0.2g 0%

Saturates 0.1g 1%

Sugars 1.0g 1%

Salt 0.02g 0%

Food Value



Healthy choice

Steamed potatoes are a great choice as part of a balanced diet. They are filling, a good source of energy and are also a good source of vitamins C, B6, folate and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and folate

Steaming v Boiled

Steaming potatoes and many other vegetables is often a better option than boiling, as much of the water-soluble vitamins they contain such as vitamin C, folate and the B vitamins leach into the water during cooking and are then lost when the water is thrown away.

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