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Melting Potatoes Recipe

Melting Potatoes have perfect melt-in-your-mouth insides and a buttery, crispy exterior. Though incredibly impressive looking, they are secretly super easy to make. Simply slice Yukon gold potatoes, toss in a butter-herb sauce, and then bake in the oven with chicken broth.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 239 kcal


  • 2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes about 8 potatoes
  • 4 Tbsp. butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive
  • 1 tsp. rosemary fresh, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. thyme fresh, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth regular sodium


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Trim ½-inch from the rounded ends of all of the potatoes and then cut in half to get two 1-inch rounds.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, oil, rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Add the potato halves and toss until they’re well coated.
  4. Place the coated potatoes in a 13x9-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray in a single layer. Pour any remaining sauce on top of them.
  5. Bake the potatoes in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  6. Pour in the broth and return to the oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Serve the potatoes with a drizzle of the sauce from the bottom of the dish and with a sprinkle of fresh herbs. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: You can slice the potatoes and store them in a bag in the fridge for up to 1 to 2 days ahead of time. They will stay fresher when kept in water with a bit of salt.
  • To Store: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: While you can tightly wrap these potatoes and freeze for up to 1 month, the texture won't be quite the same when thawed due to the water content in the potatoes.
  • To Reheat: Warm the potatoes back up in a 350℉ oven for 10 to 15 minutes. You can use the microwave, as well.

Nutrition Facts
Melting Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 537mg23%
Potassium 668mg19%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 316IU6%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.