Are you looking for a simple recipe for creamy dill potatoes? Well then you are in the right place! This recipe for creamy dill potatoes is made with oven roasted potatoes that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. When the potatoes are done cooking, they are coated with a simple dill sauce made with greek yogurt, butter, and fresh herbs.
What is in creamy dill potatoes?
What is used in this recipe for creamy dill potatoes? Here are all the ingredients that are used in this recipe for creamy dill potatoes.
- Yellow potatoes. The first ingredient you need to make these creamy dill potatoes is the potatoes. We use yellow potatoes and generally recommend using potatoes with thin skin such as yellow potatoes, white potatoes, red potatoes, or baby potatoes. If you use potatoes with thin skin, you will not have to skin the potatoes before using them. The benefits of this are twofold – the potatoes will be easier to prepare and the skin will help the potatoes crisp up.
- Greek yogurt. The next ingredient you need to make this recipe for creamy dill potatoes is greek yogurt. The greek yogurt is the main base that is used in the creamy dill sauce that these potatoes are coated in. For best results, you should use full fat greek yogurt.
- Butter. Unsalted butter is mixed with the greek yogurt to complete the base for the creamy dill sauce. The butter helps to ensure that the sauce is extra creamy and prevents the greek yogurt from making the sauce too tart.
- Fresh dill. Dill is added to the mixture of greek yogurt and butter to give these creamy dill potatoes their signature dill flavor. For best results we recommend using fresh dill. However, you can also use dried dill in a pinch.
- Garlic. Garlic is added to the creamy dill sauce to add some more variety to the sauce. The garlic is not cooked before it is added to the sauce, so you should make sure to mince the garlic into small pieces before adding it to the sauce.
- Vegetable oil. The potatoes are tossed in vegetable oil before they are roasted to help them get nice and crispy without burning. If you do not have vegetable oil, you can also use another neutral oil.
- Salt & pepper. Finally, some salt and pepper are added to finish off this tasty potato recipe.
How to make creamy dill potatoes
How do you make this easy recipe for creamy dill potatoes? Here are all the steps you need to take in order to make these creamy dill potatoes.
- Chop the potatoes. The first step in making these creamy dill potatoes is chopping the potatoes. The potatoes should be chopped into 1 inch cubes. We recommend using a sharp chef’s knife to make this process quicker and easier. We use our favorite Victorinox chef’s knife when we make these potatoes and it makes the whole process go by much faster.
- Toss the potatoes in oil. The next step in this recipe is tossing the potatoes in salt, pepper, and oil. After you toss the potatoes in oil, you can lay them out on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. If necessary, use multiple baking sheets to ensure that the potatoes are not crowded too close together.
- Cook the potatoes. After you have coasted the potatoes in oil, the next step is to cook the potatoes. The potatoes should be roasted in the oven at 450 degrees to ensure that they come out nice and crispy.
- Mix the creamy dill sauce. While the potatoes cook, you can mix all of the ingredients for the creamy dill sauce. You may need to soften the butter by chopping it into pieces and microwaving it for a few seconds to make this process easier.
- Coat the potatoes in creamy dill sauce. Finally, coat the cooked potato in the creamy dill sauce and serve.
How to make crispy potatoes in the oven
Are you wondering how to make your oven roasted potatoes particularly crispy? Here are our main tips for making crispy oven roasted potatoes.
- Cook at a high temperature. If you find that the potatoes you are cooking in the oven are not getting crispy, you should try increasing the temperature and decreasing the cook time. This is especially true if you are cooking your potatoes at less than 425 – 450 degrees.
- Do not overcrowd the baking sheet. You should also make sure not to crowd the baking sheet you cook your potatoes on. Potatoes contain a lot of water that is released as they cook. If the potatoes are too close to one another, they will steam one another as they cook.
- Dry the potatoes before cooking them. If you wash your potatoes right before cutting them, you should make sure to thoroughly dry the potatoes with a towel or paper towel. If there is excess water on the potatoes when you put them in the oven, they will not crisp up as fast.
- Drizzle with a little cornstarch (optional). Finally, if you have tried everything else and you are still finding that your potatoes are not crispy enough, you can try drizzling some cornstarch over the potatoes before you put them in the oven to cook. If you do this, make sure to use the cornstarch sparingly.
How to store creamy dill potatoes
How do you store creamy dill potatoes? Creamy dill potatoes should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. If stored properly, the potatoes should keep for up to three days. If you plan to store the potatoes in the refrigerator for a few days, we recommend using relatively fresh dil. If the dill you use is starting to get old, it may go bad before the rest of the ingredients do.
How to reheat creamy dill potatoes
How do you reheat creamy dill potatoes? We generally recommend reheating these creamy dill potatoes in the microwave on high heat. We recommend cooking the potatoes for 45 – 75 seconds or until they are warm throughout.
Potatoes that are cooked in the microwave are generally not as crispy as potatoes that are cooked in the oven. That being said, these potatoes will already lose some of their crispy texture as the creamy dill sauce soaks into them. Because of this, there will not be a huge difference between creamy dill potatoes that are reheated in the oven and creamy dill potatoes that are reheated in the microwave.
Creamy dill potatoes
Oven roasted potatoes
- 2 lbs white potatoes
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Creamy dill sauce
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp butter (room temperature)
- 1 tbsp fresh dill (unchopped, lightly packed)
- 1 clove garlic
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Dice the potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
- In a large bowl, toss the potatoes in salt, pepper, and vegetable oil.
- Spread the potatoes out on a few baking sheets that are lined with parchment paper. Cook the potatoes in the oven at 450 degrees for 20 – 22 minutes until they are crispy on the outside and fork tender on the inside. For best results, flip the potatoes around about half way through to ensure that they cook evenly.
- While the potatoes cook, mince the garlic and dill into small pieces. Combine all of the ingredients for the creamy dill sauce in a small bowl and mix until combined. We recommend using a fork to help combine the greek yogurt and the butter.
- When the potatoes are done cooking, let them cool for a few minutes then coat them in creamy dill sauce.
Substitutions for creamy dill potatoes
- Yellow potatoes. If you do not have yellow potatoes, another variety of potatoes will work as well. For best results, we recommend using potatoes with thin skin such as red potatoes, white potatoes, or baby potatoes.
- Fresh dill. You can also use dried dill in this recipe for creamy dill potatoes. If you use dried dill, you should use a similar amount of dried dill as you would fresh dill.
- Vegetable oil. If you do not have vegetable oil, you can also use another neutral oil. Avoid using an oil with a strong flavor.
- Greek yogurt. If you do not have greek yogurt, you can substitute the greek yogurt with equal parts sour cream.