As far as I’m concerned, you can never have to many recipe for cooking, roasting and baking potatoes. They are the one side dish I know my family will always love, and potato sides are usually easy to prepare. These Melt in Your Mouth Potatoes were no exception, and just as I expected, my whole family loved them.
These potatoes are roasted in a butter and herb mixture for a crispy outside, and then chicken broth is added towards the end of cooking to make the insides soft and tender.
Oh, and a few garlic cloves get thrown in towards the end too!
I love that these potatoes are sliced into thick disks, rather than cubed (which is what I usually do when roasting potatoes). It really helps crisp up the outsides, and somehow makes the potatoes seem a little extra special.
I’ve made this dish with Russet, red and Yukon Gold potatoes and each one has been wonderful in its own way. But if I had to choose a favorite, it would have to be Yukon Gold.
I like to garnish my cooked potatoes with a sprinkling of fresh parsley, but almost any combination of fresh herbs would be wonderful.
I love that this dish is fairly simple, but nice enough for company or even holidays. This is one recipe we’ll be making again and again.
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Melt in Your Mouth Potatoes
Thick potato slices roasted in butter and herbs, then finished off with chicken broth and garlic.
- 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- Place oven rack in upper-middle position. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, combine melted butter, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
- Cut potatoes into 3/4 to 1 inch thick slices, discarding ends. Toss potatoes in butter mixture. Arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
- Roast potatoes for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and flip potatoes over. Return to oven and roast for an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove potatoes from oven and flip one more time. Add the broth and garlic to the pan and carefully return to oven. Roast for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
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