Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted Potato Salad

The Spruce / Preethi Venkatram

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
427 Calories
30g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 427
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 989mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Oven roasted potatoes give this potato salad unique flavor and texture. The potatoes are dressed with a simple, savory mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon juice. Dill, red onion, chives, and garlic provide color and flavor. It's easy to make, especially if you do not peel the potatoes. There is no need to do so as the skins will add extra flavor to the potato salad.

This potato salad will be the hit of the cookout or potluck, and it goes well with grilled meat, chicken, or burgers. Add a little diced cooked bacon to this potato salad for extra flavor.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the pan

  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes

  • 1 small red onion

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill, or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Roasted Potato Salad ingredients

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  2. Pre heat the oven to 425 F. Line a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan with foil; brush the foil lightly with a small amount of olive oil.

    aluminum foil lined baking sheet

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  3. Scrub the potatoes. Peel, if desired, and then cut them into bite-sized pieces, about 1/2 inches to 3/4 inches big.

    cut potatoes in a bowl

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  4. Peel the red onion and cut it into 1/2-inch pieces.

    red onion pieces in a bowl

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  5. In a large bowl or in a food storage bag, toss the potatoes and onion chunks with the olive oil, garlic, dill weed, chives, salt, and pepper.

    potatoes, onions and herbs in a bowl

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  6. Transfer the potato mixture to the baking pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally so the potatoes will brown evenly.

    potatoes, onions and herbs on a baking sheet

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  7. Let the potatoes cool completely.

    baked potato mixture on a baking sheet

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  8. Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon juice in a small bowl.

    combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon juice in a small bowl

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  9. Toss the mayonnaise mixture with the potato mixture, adding more mayonnaise if needed.

    Roasted Potato Salad in a bowl

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  • Serve the potato salad cold. Refrigerate any leftovers in a covered container.
  • This potato salad doesn't contain eggs, and if you are using commercially prepared mayonnaise it should be relatively safe to take to a picnic. However, it is always wise to keep your potato salad refrigerated until it is used.

Recipe Variations

  • This recipe also works well when using baby potatoes. Cut them into halves or quarters, depending on their size, before roasting.
  • You can explore a variety of ways to change up this recipe. Besides adding bacon, consider adding some spicy mustard or horseradish to give it a little bite.
  • Basil, thyme, and rosemary can give it a sophisticated flavor and pair it well with French or Italian dishes.
  • Adding some chopped cilantro instead of the dill will give it a Southwestern flair.
  • You can roast other vegetables along with the potatoes, such as red or green bell peppers, chopped asparagus, or cauliflower.