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5 from 8 votes

📋Best Ever Melting Potatoes

Melting potatoes are melt-in-your-mouth, super delicious potato side dish recipes that you'll ever make! Thick potato slices are roasted in the oven with seasoning and flavorful broth to turn caramelized on the outside, and soft, inside. Talk about new ways to cook spuds, this is it!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 387kcal


  • 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes.
  • ½ stick 50 grams unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh  or dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried rosemary
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For garnish –

  • Finely chopped fresh cilantro


  • Pre heat oven to 450 degree F.
  • Scrub gold potatoes to remove dirt. Wash under a running tap. Drain well and pat dry in the kitchen towel.
  • Peel the skin off. Make 1-inch thick round slices. Make sure all slices are the same size. Do not use any potato slice that is less than 1 ½ inches in diameter. You want all potato slices to roast evenly in the oven.
  • Transfer cut potato slices to a bowl.
  • Melt butter in the microwave on high power at 10-second intervals until melted.
  • Pour melted butter over potato slices.
  • Sprinkle kosher salt.
  • Add finely chopped fresh thyme and rosemary herbs. If you don’t have fresh herbs, use dried thyme and rosemary. Alternatively, you can use a dill, rosemary, and thyme mix of herbs as well. To me- rosemary and potatoes are HEAVEN. So I wouldn’t skip rosemary in the recipe.
  • Add fresh ground pepper. I used about 2 teaspoons, use as per your spice preference.
  • Using a spoon, mix everything well. Make sure all ingredients are combined.
  • Empty the bowl of potatoes mixed with seasoning and herbs onto a metal baking tray.
  • Arrange potatoes in single layer, ensuring slices are spaced.
  • Place tray in preheated oven and roast potatoes at 500 F for about 20-25 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown.
  • Remove the tray from the oven, and flip all potato slices. Put tray bake into the oven and bake for another 15 to 18 minutes until all slices are golden brown.
  • While potato slices are roasting, add minced garlic and lemon juice to vegetable broth or chicken broth, or beef broth.
  • Pour it over roasted golden brown potatoes.
  • Continue to bake in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  • Potatoes should be tender with the sauce would thicken.
  • Let it rest for 5 minutes outside oven. Using a slotted sharp spoon remove melting potatoes from the tray to a serving dish. Drizzle some sauce over it.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro or parsley. Serve immediately.



Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10071mg | Potassium: 984mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg