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Warm Dilly Scallion Potatoes

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Potatoes, all dressed up.

platter of cooked potatoes with scallions and dill on wooden table

Sometimes, amid all the bells and whistles of new! exciting! food trends! and recipes, it it nice to return to the basics. Nothing is more homey or familiar than a potato. And despite being so plain, the less you generally do to them, the better. In this recipe for Warm Dilly Scallion Potatoes, little golden potatoes get dressed up in nothing but olive oil, salt pepper, and fresh herbs to make a wonderful side dish that works all year ’round.

potato ingredients in basket with garlic and dill

Recipe Notes: Warm Dilly Scallion Potatoes

There is not much to these warm dilly scallion potatoes other than building a little flavor. My favorite potatoes for this dish are fingerling or small golden potatoes. Basically, you want to choose a small waxy or all-purpose yellow potato (not starchy) that does not need to be cut and will cook uniformly.

Make sure to season the potato water well. Like pasta, you want some salt to absorb well into the potato. Garlic cloves are also added to the water for a mild additional infusion of flavor.

I love the combination of potatoes, dill, and scallion. But if you cannot find one of those herbs, don’t worry. Just add a little more of the one you do have, or substitute. Tarragon could work well here. So could basil.

bowl of cooked dilly scallion potatoes in bowl with wooden spoon

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Warm Dilly Scallion Potatoes

Potatoes simply dressed in olive oil, salt, pepper, and plenty of fresh herbs.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: vegetarian
Keywords:: comfort food, dill, herbs, potatoes, scallions, sides, spring
Servings: 4 to 6 people


  • 2 pounds small fingerling or gold potatoes, cleaned
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for potato water and to season
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 scallions, green and pale green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup finely-chopped dill
  • black pepper


  • Add the potatoes and garlic to a pot of boiling water salted with about 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, and cook until fork tender, about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size. Drain. Discard the garlic.
  • While the water boils and the potatoes cook, chop the dill, and slice the scallions.
  • Combine the potatoes, olive oil, herbs, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and 12 turns of black pepper in a mixing bowl. Toss well and taste for seasoning.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • 5 stars
    I made a roast chicken and served this with it, and it was YUMMY. A simple potato recipe that I will make as a weekday side often.

  • 5 stars
    Really nice and easy recipe. A good basic.

  • Ursula McGovern

    5 stars
    My 12-year-old daughter made this for us herself and we all ate it up with burgers. Tasted great.

  • Jessica R.

    5 stars
    Easy and lovely. I like to make something similar at Easter.

5 from 4 votes

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