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Oven Baked Melting Potatoes

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Oven baked melting potatoes are a thin style russet potato with soft potato centers and a brown crisp on the outside. Delicious as a side or just to eat up, this potato recipe will leave you filling full and happy!

Melting potato recipe sitting in cast iron pan with fresh herbs sprinkled on top


What I love about potatoes is that they pretty much go with anything. You can fry up fries for chicken, breakfast potatoes for eggs, or potato salad for lunch- the versatility of this vegetable is unmatchable.

And these delicious and easy potatoes are a great way to go through your bag of Russets in no time at all.

This recipe takes about 15 minutes to assemble and begin cooking on the stove and then finishing up in the oven, so I consider them more of an oven-baked melting potato dish over a stovetop.

Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone.

Here is what ingredients you need to gather to get started:

  • Russet potatoes
  • butter
  • oil
  • broth
  • garlic powder
  • thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parsley


Melting potatoes were named after potatoes that just melt in your mouth.

A little crispy on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside. You could make these without the skins on them, too.

It’s really personal preference and delicious, soft, and oh so good no matter what.

Finished melting potatoes with soft center sitting on a spatula, ready to serve


This is 10″ skillet, so if you want more potatoes, you have a few options. You can use a larger skillet if you have one on hand OR you can put this into a greased baking pan after you brown the potatoes on the stovetop.

I’d recommend a 9 x 13 if you go that route and then you can easily add more potatoes (in a single layer) and have a larger serving size.


Preheat oven to 400.

Cut potatoes into slices, taking care to keep even so they all finish cooking at the same time.

Place potatoes, oil and butter into an ovenproof skillet and heat over medium heat on the stove.

newly cut Russet potato slices with butter in a cast iron pan

Browning potatoes on each side, making sure they are golden brown, which takes about 5 minutes each.

potatoes frying up in pan and ready for the oven
all seasonings measured out and in a cup

Sprinkle with spices and add chicken broth to the skillet.

Bake potatoes for 15 minutes in the oven or until potatoes are tender and liquid is almost all evaporated.

Top with chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Finished oven melting potatoes sitting in a cast iron pan
4.89 from 9 votes

Oven Baked Melting Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Delicious and easy melting potatoes with soft white centers and brown crispy outsides, can be made with or without skins, for a side dish compatible with almost any menu or meal.


  • 2 lbs russet potatoes washed and sliced into thin slices
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley optional for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cut potatoes into thin, even slices – mine were about 1 inch thick.
  • Place potatoes, oil and butter into an ovenproof skillet ( I like cast iron) and heat over medium heat, browning potatoes on each side, about 5 minutes each.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with spices and add chicken broth directly to the skillet.
  • Oven Bake the potatoes for an additional 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and liquid is almost all evaporated.
  • Top side with chopped fresh parsley (or chives) and serve immediately while hot.


Typically 6 medium potatoes are approximately 2 lbs. Serving size is really difficult because it just depends on how many pieces each person eats, so to calculate nutritional properly, you will need to add this recipe to your app. Although most people eating potatoes do not count calories, haha.
For the sake of this recipe, I am going to calculate half a potato a piece, based on 6 potatoes, is 12 servings.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

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  1. Making theses for 4th time. So good and the perfect base for whatever you want to throw in. I’m adding green beans and sausage to make a meal.

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