Lemon-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Are you tired of that same old dish of mashed potatoes?  If so, here’s a recipe to shake them up! 

Potatoes are an absolute favorite around this house and I’ve prepared them a multitude of ways; however, I have never had them with lemons that I can remember until coming upon this recipe.  

The lemon transforms the potatoes into a tangy vegetable.  And using fingerling potatoes takes the recipe from being great to being perfect, I think.  

There are several varieties of  fingerling potatoes.  They are a heritage family of potatoes growing smaller than conventional potatoes. 

They are elongated, sort of knobby, making them finger-like shaped and great for roasting, broiling, grilling, or boiled; however you like your potatoes. 

Fingerlings come in a wide array of textures and colors, waxy and white or  starchy and red, yellow, purple or blue...

Lemon-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes


3 tablespoons olive oil
1½ tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 pounds fingerling potatoes
¼ cup lemon juice
4 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped fine
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Add olive oil and butter to skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until butter begins to turn golden brown.
Add garlic, stirring well and cooking for a minute or less.
Place potatoes in skillet, tossing gently to coat.
Spread potatoes in a single layer on a baking pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and tender, stirring twice.
Transfer to a large serving bowl.
Combine with lemon juice, chopped fresh thyme, salt and pepper until well coated.
Serve immediately.

Try them, their flavor is spectacular!


  1. It sounds like a great way to cook potatoes; I will definitely try it...Your site is wonderful, it's very kind and giving of you to share your recipes...Happy Easter.

  2. wow wat a great recipe, i just love it!!!

  3. I've got to run out and buy potatoes now. Wishes to you and your family for a blessed Easter.

  4. Potatos are favoutive around here too!! And your potatos look so yammy, I will try this recipe!

  5. These sound so yummy! I would like them but my hubby prob wouldn't:( He hates lemon!

  6. Jacqueline, thank you! Hope you have a wonderful Happy Easter!

    Aruna, thanks for stopping by!

    Buttercup, go for them! Happy blessed Easter to you and yours!

    Zia Elle, glad you like the potatoes also. Thanks!

    Holly, I know what you mean! Thanks for the visit!

  7. Hi Pam, thanks for stopping by my blog.

    This recipe looks so delish. I love lemon and potatoes, both of them together are a match made in heaven. Thanks for post posting your recipe I have to try this one out. Happy Easter!!!

  8. I roast veggies at least 3x a week for my solo suppers. Those fingerlings are hard to beat! Rutabaga, garlic cloves, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes,onion, leeks, green pepper are some of the veggies I roast.
    The flavors are so different, aren't they, and love the crispiness they get.

  9. Oh my, I can smell them clear over here!

  10. Another great potato recpie! Have to try this one as well :)))

  11. Cake Diva, is is! I hope you give it a try! Happy Easter to you!

    Kathleen, great! Thanks for stopping by!

    corgidogmama, I do too. Roasting them is much better and love cauliflower that way also. I've never had roasted rutabaga though and will have to try that one! Here's wishing you a wonderful Easter!

    Brian, it's amazing how great the internet is to deliver the aromas, now if we could only sample!

    Ami, thanks! Love those potatoes about any way they are prepared!

  12. Oh Pam, these look simply delicious! Great recipe!

  13. I love your Julia quote... I seem to be making a collection of them for inspiration on my desktop. Those potatoes look great... glad I stopped by!

  14. I love what you did with the fingerlings. Kudos.

  15. What a nice touch to add lemon to fingerlings; love those little gems; thank you for another great idea.

  16. These are great! I bet they are so perfect with a roast!

  17. Truth be told, I love potatoes (practically prepared any way) over cake. I know...how strange is that? I have an unhealthy addiction to them and they were the main cause of my gaining so much weight during my first pregnancy. It took forever to get my weight back down. I think lemon with potatoes is a marriage made in heaven and those fingerlings look absolutely yummy!

  18. Lemon? What a wonderful idea! I have both lemons and a small bag of new potatoes.... I love new potato season...

  19. I did try making these once, but my girls didn't like the lemon flavor in them. Will have to try again some night when it is just Dude and I :)

  20. I love fingerling potatoes - to me they look so fancy. I was never a big lemon lover, but lately I find that a little lemon juice really jazzes up a lot of recipes!

  21. These look delicious, we just saw some great fingerlings at the Farmer's Market. Must try this soon. Yummy!!

  22. My Little Space, thank you! Have a good day!

    lostpastremembered, glad you like the Julia quote. She was quite a gal and certainly said and did it her way!

    Sweet and Savory, thanks! I think they're great just because of their size.

    Sage, you're welcome! The lemon touch sets them off just right!

    Foodycat, you got it! They're great with about any roast!

    Cakebrain, I'm with you there! I would take them over sweets any day and I just don't know when to stop eating them, unfortunately! Great with you for getting your weight back down after your pregnancy!

    katiez, yes! Love new potatoes and I make them a variety of ways. Love potatoes!!!

    tamilyn, hope you try them for Dude and you! My kids would've probably agree with yours way back when!

    Karen, the lemon works; it's not really a strong taste in this. It adds just a little zing!

    Dee, let me know if you try them and how you like them!

    SnoWhite, thank you! I'm happy you stopped by!

  23. This is what I want for dinner tonight!

  24. Lindsey Frances, hope you tried it and like it! Thanks for the visit!


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