This Golden Potatoes Recipe is not only incredibly easy to make but it tastes absolutely out of this world! With savory and buttery potatoes that are creamy and perfectly seasoned, this is truly the perfect side dish for any occasion, especially the holidays!
What’s best is that you don’t need to roast potatoes in the oven at all! You’ll still end up with perfect golden potatoes that are better than any potato recipe you’ve ever tried!
This recipe featured buttery golden potatoes that are garnished with dill for a simple yet tasty and comforting dish. I particularly love this recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas since it goes with just about everything!
Try this better-than-French fries recipe once, and you’ll end up making it every day of the week! They’re seriously that good! Our family loves them, and this is one of the potato dishes I make most often.
Want to learn how to make this Golden Potatoes Recipe? Then keep on reading!
Table of Contents
- What are Golden Potatoes?
- What Makes This Golden Potatoes Recipe Special?
- What You Need to Make This Golden Potatoes Recipe at Home
- How to Make the Tastiest Golden Potatoes Recipe (Step-by-Step)
- Recipe Variation Ideas for Golden Potatoes Recipe
- What Can I Serve Golden Potatoes With?
- Should I Leave the Skin On or Peel It Off?
- Why Do Potatoes Turn Brown or Gray?
- How to Store Leftover Golden Potatoes
- More Potato Recipes You'll Love
- Recipe Card
What are Golden Potatoes?
If you’ve always wondered what golden potatoes are, then let me explain them to you! Golden potatoes are a type of potato and are also many times referred to as yellow potatoes.
Many different varieties of potatoes fall under this category. The most popular and commonly found variety is called Yukon gold potatoes. They’re exceptionally creamy and work incredibly well in this dish.
They’re generally small and smooth, which means they are ‘eye free’ and also have thin, waxy skin. And as the name suggests, these potatoes are slightly yellow (or golden) in color which makes them look beautiful every time.
What’s best is that they don’t absorb too much water when cooking and that’s why they don’t fall apart like other potato varieties such as russet potatoes. And since they’re easy to find in local grocery stores, it’ll be super easy for you to try this recipe!
What Makes This Golden Potatoes Recipe Special?
This golden potato recipe is special for so many reasons! First of all, it’s incredibly versatile and you can have this side dish with some chicken, steak, or whatever you like the most! This truly makes it the perfect side dish.
Plus, there’s just nothing better than having a quick and easy recipe at your fingertips that is perfect to make indoors in your kitchen, or outdoors over the fire camping-style! And this is definitely one of those dishes.
Another thing that’s great about this recipe is that it’ll always give you delicious potatoes that are perfectly cooked on the inside. It's known as a second bread for my family because of how frequently it appears on the dinner table and how just how much it is loved.
My family loves this recipe for Thanksgiving because it’s simple yet tasty, and a humble reminder of how my grandfather survived on a few rotten potatoes. To learn more about this story, you can check out this post.
Also, don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post to check out all of the potato recipes that are posted on the blog. I know there are quite a few recipes, but that's how much we love potatoes!
What You Need to Make This Golden Potatoes Recipe at Home
This delicious golden potato recipe only requires some simple ingredients you probably already have at home! Let’s look at each of them in more detail:
- Golden potatoes: First of all, we’ll need some potatoes! Go for the best local golden or yellow potatoes you can find. Yukon Golds is a delicious variety that’s easy to come across in local grocery stores across the US!
- Salt: We’ll also need some salt to add to the water when boiling the potatoes. You can use either sea salt or kosher salt in this recipe.
- Butter: You’ll also need some salted butter to make the tastiest golden potatoes you’ve ever had. Since the butter is also salted, you don’t need to add extra salt on top of your buttery golden potatoes.
- Dill: To elevate the flavors to the next level, we’ll also be using some fresh dill to garnish this tasty golden potatoes recipe once it’s all cooked.
How to Make the Tastiest Golden Potatoes Recipe (Step-by-Step)
This delicious potato recipe is easier than you can imagine! In just a few easy steps, you’ll end up with potatoes that taste perfect every single time.
Let’s look at the step-by-step process to make this recipe:
Let’s prep our potatoes first! Peel, rinse, and cut potatoes into approximately one square inch (2.5 cm) pieces.
Next, place all cut potatoes into a medium (or 6 quarts) pot. Fill the pot with water add salt and bring to a boil.
As soon as potatoes start to boil, reduce the heat to med/high and let it gently boil for 15 – 20 minutes, or until fork tender.
Next, drain the potatoes and scatter some cubed butter over the top of the cooked potato.
As soon as the butter melts over the hot potato cubes, transfer the potato, by gently letting them fall over and into a large serving bowl.
While transferring them over, the rest of the potato chunks will lightly toss which should nicely coat them with butter. This way you don’t won’t have to shake the potatoes around the pot with butter as this can disfigure the beautifully cooked chunks.
In the end, sprinkle some chopped fresh dill over the potatoes. Your delicious golden potatoes recipe is ready to be served!
Recipe Variation Ideas for Golden Potatoes Recipe
This delicious Golden Potatoes recipe is absolutely perfectly balanced and delicious as it is. But if you want to change the flavors up a bit, here are some fun ideas to try out:
Fresh herbs: Instead of dill, you can add any other fresh herbs you like. Some great options include fresh rosemary, thyme, chives, or even parsley.
Other potatoes: You can also mix things up by using other varieties of potatoes alongside golden potatoes. Red potatoes work really well in this recipe, so you can also have half of those and half of your Yukon golds.
Spices and aromatics: To add a little heat to your potatoes, you can season them with some black pepper. Garlic powder also works really great with this recipe!
Low-calorie: If you’re looking to make a low-calorie version, then you can skip the butter in this recipe and add olive oil instead.
What Can I Serve Golden Potatoes With?
We particularly love it on Thanksgiving and Christmas, so try making it with your turkey this year and comment down below to let me know what you think of it!
Should I Leave the Skin On or Peel It Off?
This all comes down to personal preference! If you’re using golden potatoes such as Yukon Golds, you can leave the skin on since it’s very thin. But if you don’t prefer the skin in general, feel free to peel it as I have in this recipe.
The only thing to keep in mind when choosing not to peel potatoes is that you shouldn’t ever have green potato skin. This is because there are known toxins in green potato skin. So, peel it off properly!
Why Do Potatoes Turn Brown or Gray?
If you’ve noticed your potatoes turning brown or gray after cutting or peeling them, then don’t worry it’s harmless! This happens because of oxidization to the part of the potato that’s exposed to air.
If you want to prevent it from happening, place them in cold water after peeling and chopping them.
How to Store Leftover Golden Potatoes
If you have any leftovers, you can easily store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
They can also be easily reheated in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. This way, if you make a large batch, you can have the perfect side dish for a few days at a time!
This recipe also freezes really well. You can freeze it for up to 3 months in the freezer in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag.
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The Perfect Golden Potatoes Recipe (Creamy + Tender Inside)
- 5 lbs. – Golden (yellow potatoes)
- 1 tbsp. – sea salt or to taste
- 4 oz. – salted butter
- ¼ cup – chopped dill
How to Make the Tastiest Golden Potatoes Recipe
- Let’s prep our potatoes first! Peel, rinse, and cut potatoes into approximately one square inch (2.5 cm) pieces.
- Next, place all cut potatoes into a medium (or 6 quarts) pot. Fill the pot with water add salt and bring to a boil.
- As soon as potatoes start to boil, reduce the heat to med/high and let it gently boil for 15 – 20 minutes, or until fork tender.
- Next, drain the potatoes and scatter some cubed butter over the top of the cooked potato.
- As soon as the butter melts over the hot potato cubes, transfer the potato, by gently letting them fall over and into a large serving bowl.
- While transferring them over, the rest of the potato chunks will lightly toss which should nicely coat them with butter. This way you don’t won’t have to shake the potatoes around the pot with butter as this can disfigure the beautifully cooked chunks.
- In the end, sprinkle some chopped fresh dill over the potatoes. Your delicious golden potatoes recipe is ready to be served!