Melting Potatoes with Creamy Lemon Dressing

These savory potatoes roast in a hot oven before they're bathed in broth and slathered in a creamy lemon-infused sauce. Serve these silky potatoes alongside roasted chicken or beef.

Melting Potatoes with Creamy Lemon Dressing
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced 1 inch thick

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon salt plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided

  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  • 3 medium cloves garlic, peeled

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard


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

  2. Toss potatoes, 3 tablespoons oil, oregano, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan (don't use glass, which could shatter).

  3. Roast, flipping once, until browned, about 30 minutes. Carefully add broth and garlic to the pan. Continue roasting until most of the broth is absorbed and the potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes more. Remove the garlic cloves to a plate and mash.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, sour cream, mustard and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add the mashed garlic and continue whisking until smooth. Serve the potatoes topped with the lemon dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
13g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Vitamin A 117IU 2%
Vitamin C 33mg 37%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 1mcg 0%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 23mg 0%

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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