Sour Cream & Onion Melting Potatoes

Try this fun spin on sour cream and onion potatoes. The potatoes roast, then "melt," absorbing a savory onion flavor. They're perfect for holidays but simple enough for a weeknight.

Sour Cream & Onion Melting Potatoes
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 cup halved and sliced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 500°F.

  2. Toss potatoes, butter, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Arrange in a single layer in a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan. (Don't use a glass dish, which could shatter.) Roast, flipping once, until browned, about 30 minutes.

  3. Whisk broth and onion powder together in a measuring cup. Carefully add the broth mixture to the pan. Sprinkle with onions. Continue roasting until most of the broth is absorbed and the potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes more. Dollop sour cream evenly on the potatoes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Vitamin A 347IU 7%
Sodium 323mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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