BROWNED BUTTER ROASTED POTATOES — Browned butter and a hint of sugar give these roasted potatoes an extra special sweet and nutty flavor that everyone will love. The perfect side dish for any meal!
If there’s one thing I can always count on when I’m making dinner plans, it’s that a potato side dish will be a big hit. And these savory and slightly sweet Browned Butter Roasted Potatoes were no exception!
I started with Yukon Gold potatoes, and although you could use another variety, they were absolutely perfect for this dish.
Add some browned butter, a touch of brown sugar, and a sprinkling of green onions and you’ve got a potato dish from heaven!
I love sweet potatoes, but most of my family doesn’t, so this dish, with just a hint of sweetness, was a perfect compromise.
Next time I’ll double the recipe, because everyone went back for seconds!
And if you’ve never browned butter before, don’t worry, it isn’t hard. You just have to keep an eye on it, because it can go from golden brown to burned in a matter of seconds.
Honestly, I never thought I’d say this about a potato, but they’re almost too pretty to eat. I mean, just look at that beautiful golden color.
Actually I ate quite a few. And this recipe has me thinking about how wonderful it would be to pour browned butter over all kinds of roasted vegetables. That’s definitely a post for another day.
And even though this seems like an extra-special side dish, it was super easy to make. Best of all, my whole family loved it.
We’ll definitely be making these Browned Butter Roasted Potatoes again and again!
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Tips for Choosing and Storing Potatoes
Appearance: Look for clean, smooth potatoes with a firm texture and no cuts, bruises or discoloration. Potatoes that feel soft or squishy have probably already started going bad.
If your potatoes start to sprout, you can still eat them. Simply remove and discard any sprouts, which are not edible.
Color: Try to avoid green potatoes, which is the result of a chemical called solanine that makes the potatoes taste bitter. If you do have green spot on your potatoes, cut those away before eating them. When eaten in large quantities, solanine can cause gastrointestinal discomfort.
Storing: Store potatoes in a dark, well ventilated area, preferably between 45 and 55 degrees. Perforated plastic bags or paper bags offer the best environment for extending shelf-life. Don’t wash potatoes until you’re ready to use them.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Browned Butter Roasted Potatoes
- Produce: Yukon Gold potatoes, green onions
- Olive oil
- Spices: garlic salt, salt and pepper
- Brown sugar
Browned Butter Roasted Potatoes
Browned butter and a hint of sugar give these roasted potatoes an extra special sweet and nutty flavor that everyone will love. The perfect side dish for any meal!
- 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2-3 green onions, sliced
- Additional salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place potatoes in a large, shallow baking pan.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat butter over low heat until melted. Continue cooking until butter turns a light golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Remove potatoes from oven. Pour the browned butter over the potatoes and sprinkle with brown sugar and green onions. Stir to coat potatoes evenly in the butter and brown sugar.
- Return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and golden. Season with salt and pepper, if needed, before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 399mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
This looks so yummy! How much brown sugar do you use? I didn’t see it in the ingredients list. I’m thinking like a tablespoon? Thanks!
Oops! Yes, 1-2 tablespoons, depending on how sweet you want them.
I was thinking of using red potatoes in this recipe. Would this taste good?
Kathleen M Walker
Can’t wait to try this, yummmm. You had me at Browned Butter, seriously is there anything butter, I mean Better? LOL