Gourmet Herbed Canned Potatoes Recipe

Turn canned potatoes, the pantry staple into gourmet herb canned potatoes in no time. It is fast & easy side dish using whole or sliced canned potatoes. Better make a double batch as everyone in your family will be asking for seconds. Delicious!

Don’t know what to make for dinner? Tired of the same thing week after week?

Looking for something easy to make that is guaranteed to make everyone you serve it to reach for seconds?

I have just the recipe. It is something delicious and gourmet… and the best part it’s right in your pantry.

Gourmet herbed canned potatoes in a white serving dish.
Herbed Canned Potatoes

Of all the canned potato recipes I have tried this one from my mother-in-law is the best. After she became widowed back in the late 80’s, she moved from Annapolis, Maryland to Sanibel Island, Florida to start a new life. She loved living there and found a job working for a caterer on the island.

Ingredients needed to make the recipe.

When we would go to visit her, she always prepared the most delicious food with ease. Everything she made for us was what she learned to make using the caterer’s recipes.

Herbed canned potatoes served in white dish on blue table cloth.

One of our favorites recipes that I still make today is Herbed Canned Potatoes. They are beyond delicious and go nicely with a formal meal, simple hamburger or with eggs for brunch.

Canned food never tasted so good. The canned potatoes can be cooked in a cast-iron skillet or an air fryer.

Everglades All-Purpose Seasoning

The secret to their taste is a Florida-made seasoning called Everglades. It adds the most delicious mix of herbs and seasonings that I have never been able to create on my own.

When we run out, I have to buy it online since it is not sold in my local area. When I don’t have it, I substitute Herbamare seasoning that I buy at my local health food store. You can also sprinkle on your favorite seasoning blend.

How to Make Gourmet Herbed Canned Potatoes Recipe

Since canned potatoes are already cooked, preparation and cooking to table time is fast.

How to coat canned potatoes with seasoning and spices before frying or baking.

Making the potatoes is as easy as mix, shake and…

Frying canned potatoes in butter on a stovetop.

…cook in a frying pan.

Herbed Canned potatoes being fried in butter in a frying pan.

When they are golden brown, it is time for delicious. Enjoy!

Gourmet Herbed Canned Potatoes

Canned potatoes right out of your pantry never tasted so good. So delicious you better make a double batch as your family and friends will be reaching for more. You can reheat any leftovers in the microwave for another meal or as a tasty snack.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned potatoes, fried potatoes, potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 28kcal
Cost: $2.00


  • frying pan. large skillet or air fryer


  • 1 can whole potatoes or sliced white potatoes
  • 1 heaping teaspoon flour
  • 1 heaping tablespoon bread crumbs
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Everglades Seasoning or Herbamare Herbed Sea Salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 plastic bag or container to mix potatoes and seasonings


  • Place potatoes and dry ingredients into a plastic bag or container. Close and then shake together to mix well to coat the potatoes.
  • Add butter to frying pan and cook potatoes on medium heat, turning every few minutes until all sides are coated with butter. Cook until a golden brown color and then turn heat to low. Stir a few times while the potatoes simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Cooking Option: To make the potatoes in an air fryer.  Coat the potatoes in the dry ingredients and then place them on a plate, then drizzle the melted butter on the potatoes – then place in a 350 degree air fryer for 20 minutes. After about 10 minutes, remove basket and shake potatoes. Cook for 10 more minutes and serve.


Store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
Seasoned and herbed encrusted canned potatoes in a white serving dishes being spooned out.

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  1. Hi Diane. Canned whole potatoes were a go to of my MIL for all holiday dinners involving Beef. Would put in pan with roast and so delicious. So, I’ve been doing that for years. My family loves them. L

    What are your thoughts on time and temperature cooking in cast iron skillet in oven. I use mine all the time and plan on that for next steak night.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Sarah – Canned potatoes get a bad rap, but as you know they can and are delicious when prepared right. I am not the best person to answer your question about cooking in a cast iron skillet in the oven since I have never cooked them using a skillet/oven method. I don’t own a cast iron skillet to even try to guess. Have you asked the question in Google search? I am sure you will find the answer there.

  2. Christine says:

    I made these tonight and followed the air fryer method. The only thing I changed was the seasoning. I didn’t have Everglade so I used seasoned salt. Let me tell you… they were delicious!!!! Never would of thought to put bread crumbs on potatoes. They were so good. Will be a staple in my house. Especially on busy nights and you don’t have time to peel potatoes.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Christine – Aren’t they delish? Glad you enjoyed them. So many people think just because they are canned potatoes they won’t be good.

  3. Stacey McDonnell says:

    I have made these numerous times, could probably eat them every day! I usually cut mine unless they are tiny, use either one large or two small cans and have used lots of substitutions for the Everglades seasoning (herbes de provence, garlic pepper, even a taco seasoning packet!)

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Stacey – Thanks for taking the time to tell me the different ways you make the canned potatoes. I will try them, I think my husband will love the taco flavor.

  4. Loved the potatoes! FYI when ordering the Everglades seasoning, be sure to order the non-MSG version if you are sensitive to MSG.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      That is a great tip. Happy to know they make a MSG free version. :-)

  5. I tried the herbed potato recipe and it really is out of this world and so easy and quick..Thanks for sharing??

  6. I try to keep both sliced and whole canned potatoes in the pantry. I fry the sliced ones to use like hash browns & add the whole ones to many dishes. I’ve never heard of Everglades seasoning and lived on the edge of the Glades half my life. Will look for it. Thanks

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Pamela – Everglades was a staple in my MIL kitchen. She lived in Ft. Myers/Sanibel area and when we visited I would always buy a bottle at Publix to take home with us. I have only seen it sold at stores in Florida.

      1. Sharon S. says:

        I tried the Air Fryer method tonight, following everything to a “T”. After putting the melted butter in the bag, it created a clump of the seasons and butter which did not evenly stick to the potatoes.
        Next time I will try the skillet method to see if this works any better.

        1. Diane Henkler says:

          Hi Sharon – Thanks for telling me that the air fryer method didn’t work for you when making the canned potatoes. If you want to use your air fryer, maybe coat the potatoes in the dry ingredients and then place them on a plate, then drizzle the melted butter on the potatoes – then palce in the air fryer. I will update the recipe and mention this.

  7. I stumbled on this blog looking for something else. Forgot what I was looking for. Ended up preparing the recipe. Yum :-)

  8. Jennifer in Ottawa says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I would definitely be interested in more of your mother-in-law’s catering recipes! There are recipes everywhere but finding recipes ‘so good that people would pay for it’ are hard to find ? I’m going to make these potatoes as soon as the Everglades seasoning arrives – I’m in Canada so I ordered it online also. This was the first time that I hear of Sanibel Island, though I have been to Florida a few times. If you visited her there, could you tell us what it’s like?

    I enjoyed this post very much ?

  9. Among those who never knew about canned potatoes! (As poor newlywed, learned to use and religiously stick to list! No eye wandering allowed…and only have used cheepo pots from a bag… But, what else have I missed?!) Your potatoes look/sound delicious – will try ’em! Looking forward to more easy, tasty MIL/catering recipes. TKS

    Let’s make life easier: canned potatoes would eliminate “bother” of peeling…and need to compost so not to damage garb. disposal. All in for that!

    Related note: on the canned potatoes, spied a circled “P”: is that from my old standby – Piggly Wiggly? Loved that chain yrs ago when ex and I lived in GA & SC! Also Winn Dixie, but it’s long gone from Louisville, KY. See it is only in FL and very southern Alabama and LA.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Mdn – The “P” on the can is for Publix. It is a southern grocery chain that started in Florida.

  10. Diane…never thought of frying canned potatoes as I didn’t think they would brown. Thanks for the recipe.

    Another use for canned potatoes is for German potato salad. So easy and a good side for burgers and anything else grilled.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Beth – I never thought of using them in potato salad. :-) One step less to do to make it – no potatoes to boil. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Hi Diane
    Definitely going to try this! They look and sound delicious.

  12. I used canned sliced potatoes for years for home fries for Sunday morning breakfast back in the 80’s. Canned potatoes are a good staple to keep in the pantry especially during times when you could face food shortages. The key was always browning the butter in the pan before adding the potatoes. I used to add seasoning and paprika so I’m sure our end results are similar.
    It’s knowing how to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Margo – Exactly… a silk purse out of a sow’s ear :-) My mom used to say… it is all in the seasoning.

    2. Just drain the potatoes, or drain and rinse before starting?

      1. Margo Arel says:

        I always just drained really well otherwise the water content makes them mushy and they won’t brown.

      2. Diane Henkler says:

        Hi Rose- I replied to your email, but I also wanted to make sure to answer your question here in the comment section. Just drain. The starch on the potatoes helps the coating stick better.

    3. My father who passed used to also make home fry potatoes using canned but whenever I try to replicate I cannot seem to get it right. The potatoes seem to take forever to cook and brown like his. I miss my dads cooking.

  13. Sounds simple and delicious! I wonder about slicing the potatoes into wedges. That way more of the potato has seasoning and is crusty? I boil small red potatoes and cut them into smaller pieces and fry in butter until browned and crusty. Need to check out the Everglades seasoning. Thanks Diane!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Terry – I sometimes buy the sliced canned potatoes so there is more coating in every bite, so yes to more crusty goodness.

  14. Jaye M Brown says:

    Love potatos any way you make them. Gonna make these soon, they look and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing…You’re the best!! Hi to Ed.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Jaye – I bet your little cuties will even like the potatoes. They are so good. Like your Sangria… a recipe worth keeping. XOXO

  15. Oh my goodness those Herbed potatoes, just so easy and so delicious. Thanks for that simple great receipt.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      You are welcome Siouxz – Enjoy!

  16. Pamela Caudill says:

    I did not know there was such a thing as canned whole potatoes…can’t wait to try your recipe. I have a trip scheduled with 2 of my girlfriends for a week on Sanibel Island in the fall. How lucky EDs mom was to be able to live there! Will definitely look for the Everglades seasoning while we are there. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Pamela – You should be able to find it on Sanibel and I am sure a few restaurants use it their offerings. Enjoy your trip. It sounds like a fun getaway. Sanibel/Captiva is so nice and relaxing.

  17. Peggy Awald says:

    Thank you let us know if you have more recipes from Your mother in law or the caterer

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Peggy – I have a few of her recipes. I will start sharing more. Another one that we love is Baked Fish. Sooooo good especially when you bake fresh gulf water fish. :-)

  18. Diane, I’ve never bought canned potatoes in my life, but I will now! These sound delicious and my husband could eat potatoes every day(and not show it) so I’m always looking for new ways to make them. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m really intrigued with the Everglades seasoning since we live in Michigan and have never heard of it. Thanks again. ?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Sharon – Either had I never bought canned potatoes and never had them as a child growing up. My first were the ones my mother-in-law made. The Everglades Seasoning is hard to find, except in Florida or on Amazon or the Everglades website. They have a few different seasonings, but the original is the best.

  19. Mary Ann Frasher says:

    These look delicious, and just what I need. My husband has Alzheimer’s, and I never know when he’ll feel like eating. Thank you.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Mary Ann – Sorry to hear you husband has Alzheimer’s. I hope he likes the potatoes and maybe the taste of them will bring back a memory or recollection. XO

  20. Linda C Johnston says:

    These sound so good! They are now on my menu. I am from Montgomery/Frederick County, MD and moved to Naples, FL!!! I know Everglades seasoning very well. I use it in several different dishes. Thanks for an easy one! Stay safe and healthy.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Linda – I always wanted to go to Naples when we were visiting my mother-in-law in Sanibel, but we never made it there. Always stayed right in Sanibel/Captiva area. Maybe someday. :-) Having the Everglades already will make making the potatoes even easier. They are soo good! Enjoy!

  21. I remember my mother buying those canned potatoes to mix in with green beans and I just saw them in the store a few weeks back! These look really easy and delicious!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Gina – The canned potatoes are pretty versatile. String beans? Who knew. I bet they tasted good. :-) A few weeks ago when everyone was buting canned foods, my grocery store only allowed you to buy two canned goods. I had to go to a few stores to stock up.