Thyme Roasted Potatoes

Not too long ago, I had an opportunity to see a World Record in action!  Northgate Market, Idaho Potatoes, Melissa’s produce and Chef’s Toys put together an amazing display of 103,600 pounds of potatoes in one place!  It was a sight to see!  Take a look through the pictures and the fabulous recipe for Thyme Roasted Potatoes, but make sure you read all the way to the bottom for an awesome giveaway! And yes, it involves potatoes!

Thyme Roasted Potatoes

Thyme Roasted Potatoes

You may have seen this picture on Instagram!  Spuddy Buddy and I are good friends, even though he’s upstaging me a little here…   sheesh!

Thyme Roasted Potatoes

Well, of course, when you visit a world record setting display of potatoes, you have to take some home.  Not only did I get some of my favorite DYP’s from my friends at Melissa’s, I also took home some red potatoes and gemstone potatoes.  I’m a sucker for DYP’s and little potatoes!  They’re so versatile and they’re good for you too! Did you know, there is more potassium per serving in a potato than in a banana?  One potato provides 45% of your daily requirements of Vitamin C and is an excellent source of vitamin B6!  Not only that, they’re fat free, cholesterol free and gluten free!  That’s a lot of free!  :-)  Learn more at the Idaho Potatoes!

Thyme Roasted Potatoes

I took my DYP’s and some inspiration from Chef Jet Tila (who also uses Melissa’s DYP’s for his version of this dish!) to make Thyme Roasted Potatoes for my family.  They were served alongside a grilled steak for a wonderful Sunday supper!  They do take a bit of time, which is why we chose to do them on the weekend.

First, boil the potatoes for about 10 minutes, just until you can stick a knife in them and the potatoes are easy to pierce.  Drain them and let them cool for a bit before cutting them in half.

Thyme Roasted Potatoes

Next, smash up some whole garlic cloves to toss into the mix.  Use as many as you like! I use anywhere from 6 to 10 cloves, depending on my mood.

Thyme Roasted Potatoes

Melt some butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.  Add the potatoes along with the garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.  Toss to coat.

Thyme Roasted Potatoes

Then, take your skillet and put it in the oven for 30-45 minutes or until those potatoes have a nice crispy crust on them and are a beautiful golden brown.  The garlic cloves will get soft and sweet and you will have your new favorite potato side dish!

Thyme Roasted Potatoes

Plus, if you have any leftover (I know, like that would ever happen, but…) the potatoes with a bit of diced bell pepper and onion, make great O’Brien potatoes for a quick breakfast during the week!

I’m telling you, these Thyme Roasted Potatoes might become one of your favorite side dishes! You’ll have to let me know!

Thyme Roasted Potates

Inspired by Chef Jet Tila and Melissa’s Produce, this tasty potato side dish will be a hit with your family!

  • 3 Lbs Baby Dutch Yellow potatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh Thyme leaves
  • 8 garlic cloves, smashed (or more if your family likes garlic!)
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Put potatoes in a pot of salted cold water and bring to the boil.

Cook for 10 minutes or until tender.

Drain, allow to cool slightly, and cut each potato in half.

Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat

Add the butter to the pan and let it melt.

Once butter is melted, add the cut potatoes, smashed garlic, and fresh Thyme leaves.

Toss to coat.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Carefully place hot skillet in the oven and bake for 30–40 minutes or until potatoes are golden and crispy.


Are you still here?  Remember that giveaway I promised you at the beginning of this post?  How would you like to have your own copy of one of my favorite cookbooks from Melissa’s Produce, The DYP’s Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook, plus your very own Idaho Potato Spuddy Buddy AND an adorable peeler from Chef’s Toys?

Thyme Roasted Potatoes Giveaway

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This Post Has 7 Comments
  1. My whole family loves a perfectly baked Idaho potato with a pat of butter, sour cream, chives and freshly ground pepper!

  2. Oh…gosh! So hard! Potatoes are good! We really love to bake chicken with roasted potatoes and carrots…so good!

  3. I love creamed potatoes – not mashed or whipped – I loved creamed with lots of butter and cream! However, this recipe looks so good I am going to have to try it and I’m thinking it’s going to give my creamed potato recipe a run for it’s money!

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