Perfect Roasted Melting Potatoes Recipe

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Delicious Melt-in-Your-Mouth Potatoes

These roasted melting potatoes are perfect as a side dish for a special meal – Christmas, Father’s Day, Easter, Sunday dinner, or any other special occasion. They are so delicious! Crispy and buttery on the outside, and melt-in-your-mouth tender and creamy on the inside. Sure to please and impress any potato-lover.

They are excellent served with chicken, beef, pork, or just about anything. Seriously, I am pretty sure that these are the best roasted potatoes I’ve ever had. This is a potato recipe you will want to save!

melt in your mouth potatoes

Prepping and Cooking the Melting Potatoes Recipe

The prep is simple enough – peel and slice the potatoes. Then toss the slices with the melted butter, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Yukon Gold, a type of yellow potato, are perfect for this recipe because of their creamy texture, but you can try using red potatoes instead if needed.

P.S. It took me a while to try something different than the traditional, but I now prefer my Y peeler!

It is best to use a ceramic baking dish or metal pan, because a glass dish may shatter when you add the broth. However, if you only have a glass dish available, you can try heating up the broth before you add it. Easy enough, right?

melting potatoes recipe

Serving Tips

You should be able to get 6 to 8 servings out of this potato recipe. But honestly, we all want seconds or thirds when these are on the table. So, in my experience, you can also only get 4 servings out of it too. I guess what I’m trying to say is don’t count on leftovers. 😉

FYI – The outsides of the potatoes should probably be browned a little more than pictured below, but I was in a bit of a hurry and they were still delicious. Another FYI, in the United Kingdom these potatoes are known as fondant potatoes.

Melt in your mouth roasted potatoes

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roasted melting potatoes recipe

Perfect Roasted Melting Potatoes Recipe

The best roasted potato recipe ever! Crispy and buttery on the outside, and melt-in-your-mouth tender and creamy on the inside.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth 14 ounces
  • 2 garlic cloves minced


  • Preheat oven to 450°F/232°C, with rack in upper middle position.
  • Cut off just the very end of each potato, so each end is squared. Then cut each potato into about 1-inch thick slices.
  • In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the butter, thyme, salt, and pepper. Place potatoes in a single layer in a large ceramic or metal baking dish (don't use a glass dish as it may shatter when adding the broth later).
  • Roast the potatoes for 20-22 minutes, until bottoms are browning around the edges. Flip each potato slice, then roast another 15 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and flip potatoes again. Add the chicken broth and garlic. Roast once more until the potatoes are tender and sauce has reduced slightly, about 15 minutes.
  • Serve potatoes with sauce drizzled over top.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 389mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g

Recipe Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Ingredients: Butter, Chicken Broth, Garlic, Pepper, Potatoes, Salt, Thyme
Meal Type: Side Dish, #StayHome, Christmas, Easter, Father's Day, Super Bowl Party, Thanksgiving, Clean Eating, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Vegetables, Oven

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