Salt roasted potatoes sitting in white serving platter on bed of salt with sprigs of rosemary and red bowl filled with rosemary Ranch sauce all on white surface

Salt Roasted Potatoes

  • Author: Kaleb Wyse
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: About 50 potatoes 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Roasting potatoes in salt is the perfect way to retain the moisture of the potato. That’s why these bite-sized potatoes are such a delicious appetizer to whip up!



  • 2 pounds small potatoes
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 cups kosher salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Evenly sprinkle 1 cup of the kosher salt in a 2-quart baking dish. Evenly nestle the potatoes in the salt and place the rosemary sprigs on top. Cover the potatoes with the remaining salt until they are completely covered.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until the potatoes are tender and a knife inserted meets no resistance, 35-45 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  5. While cooling, prepare the sauce. In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, buttermilk, mustard, rosemary, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine and add more buttermilk if needed to thin the sauce. The sauce can be made the day before and chilled in an airtight container.
  6. After the potatoes have cooled slightly, lift the potatoes from the salt. Wipe any excess salt from the potatoes.
  7. Serve the potatoes on top of salt in baking dish alongside the prepared sauce.


  • Serving Size: 5 potatoes
  • Calories: 98
  • Sugar: 2.6g
  • Sodium: 188.5mg
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Protein: 4.4g
  • Cholesterol: 4.6mg

Keywords: Christmas, appetizers