How Long to Boil Potato (Whole and Diced)

How Long to Boil Potato

Learn How Long to Boil Potato for cut, whole, russet, gold, red and even mini potatoes in this helpful printable recipe card!

This boiled potatoes cooking time article covers peeled, diced, and whole potatoes. All types of potatoes and all sizes!

How Long to Boil Potato

Learn how long do potatoes take to boil for mashed potatoes, potato salad, and smashed potatoes.

Plus find a printable guide for boil potatoes time so you have the information handy for next time too!

Learn how long to boil potato for cut, whole, russet, gold, red and even mini potatoes in this helpful printable recipe card!

How Long to Boil Potato

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make fork tender potatoes for any size or cut of potatoes.

You’ll find a helpful “How To” guide, how to know when potatoes are done boiling, boiling mashed potatoes time, and more.

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Plus a printable guide on how long to boil russet, red, gold, new, and fingerling potatoes!

These helpful sections will review how do you boil potatoes for each size… you can also skip ahead to the printable recipe card.

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Up next, how long to cook potatoes when they are whole, with skin on or off…

How Long to Boil Whole Potatoes

In this section we will review how long to boil whole potatoes… you’ll find a question and answer section and below full directions on how to boil potatoes.

Question: How Long to Boil Red Potatoes?
Answer: Whole Red Potatoes will take 15-20 minutes to boil.

Question: How Long to Boil Gold Potatoes?
Answer: Whole Gold Potatoes will take 15-20 minutes to boil.

Question: How Long to Boil Russet Potatoes?
Answer: Whole Russet Potatoes will take 25-30 minutes to boil.

How Long to Boil Potato

How Long to Boil Whole Potatoes (russet, gold, red):

  1. Rinse and scrub potatoes.
  2. Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with 1 inch of water.
  3. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 15-20 minutes for red and gold potatoes, 25-30 minutes for russet potatoes.
  5. Test to make sure they’re fork tender (when they pierce easily with a fork).
  6. Drain and use in your favorite boiled potato recipes.

Up next, boiling peeled potatoes (or unpeeled) diced times and directions…

How Long to Boil Diced Potatoes

If you’re looking for how long to boil mashed potatoes, this section is for you!

First we will go over a question and answer section, then below the full directions on how long to boil potatoes that are cut.

Question: How Long to Boil Yellow Potatoes that are Diced?
Answer: Yellow (or gold) potatoes will take 10-12 minutes to boil.

Question: How Long to Boil Cut Russet Potatoes?
Answer: Cut and peeled (or unpeeled) russet potatoes will take 10-12 minutes to boil.

How Long to Boil Potato

How Long to Boil Peeled and Cubed Potatoes (all varieties cut in 2 inch cubes):

  1. Rinse and scrub potatoes.
  2. Peel potatoes with a vegetable peeler, if desired, or leave the skin on.
  3. Cut into large 2-inch chunks.
  4. Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with 1 inch of water.
  5. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 10-12 minutes until fork tender (when they pierce easily with a fork).
  7. Drain and use in your favorite boiled potato recipes.

Up next, how long to boil all types of potatoes, including the little ones…

Boiling Potatoes Time (Russet, Gold, Red, New Potatoes)

This section will review all sizes and cuts (whole or cubed)of potatoes, and how long to cook them.

And in the section below, you will find a printable recipe card that will cover how to boil potatoes of all shapes and sizes.

How Long to Boil Potatoes:

  • Whole Mini Potatoes (New and Fingerling Potatoes) need to boil for 12-15 minutes
  • Peeled or Unpeeled Cubed Potatoes (2 inch cubes) need to boil for 10-12 minutes
  • Whole Potatoes (Red, Gold, Russet) need to boil for 15-30 minutes… see below for each size

How to Know When Potatoes Are Done Boiling? You know the potatoes are done boiling when a fork (or knife) easily pierces the potato. When it is FORK TENDER your potatoes are done boiling.

Up next, a sharable recipe card for boiling baked potatoes, cubed potatoes, mini potatoes and more…

Printable Recipe Card for How to Boil Potatoes

This recipe card will teach you how to boil potatoes to perfection every time!

With every kind and size (and even cut) of potato covered, you will have everything you need to make boiled potatoes for all your favorite recipes.

How Long to Boil Potato

FREE PRINTABLE Boiling Potatoes Guide

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This boiling potatoes guide coveres how long to boil potato whole, diced.
Plus all kinds of potatoes like russet, gold, new and red potatoes boiling times.
Print out this guide to have it handy, so you always know how long to boil potatoes.
5 from 23 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course meal prep, potataoes, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 104 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1-3 pounds potatoes
  • salt

Instructions
 

Peeled and Cubed Potatoes (all varieties cut in 2 inch cubes):

  • Rinse and scrub potatoes.
  • Peel potatoes with a vegetable peeler, if desired, or leave the skin on.
  • Cut into large 2-inch chunks.
  • Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with 1 inch of water.
  • Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer 10-12 minutes until fork tender (when they pierce easily with a fork).
  • Drain and use in your favorite boiled potato recipes.

Whole Potatoes (russet, gold, red):

  • Rinse and scrub potatoes.
  • Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with 1 inch of water.
  • Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer 15-20 minutes for red and gold potatoes, 25-30 minutes for russet potatoes.
  • Test to make sure they’re fork tender (when they pierce easily with a fork).
  • Drain and use in your favorite boiled potato recipes.

Whole Small Potatoes (new, fingerling):

  • Rinse and scrub potatoes.
  • Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with 1 inch of water.
  • Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer 12-15 minutes until fork tender (when they pierce easily with a fork).
  • Drain and use in your favorite boiled potato recipes.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 23.6gProtein: 2.5gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 611mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 1.7gCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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