Thanksgiving Brown Butter & Herb Skillet Potatoes (+Cooking Video!)

I know these look like hasselback potatoes, but they aren’t quite that. And they aren’t really scalloped potatoes either. They are just simply thinly sliced potatoes covered in goodness and baked. And they are crazy easy but look like you tried. So on Thanksgiving day, it looks like you worked your ass off when you actually just drank wine and watched anything BUT football. Winning.

Have you prepped for Thanksgiving yet?! Last year I shared 27 Thanksgiving Recipes that ranged from appetizers to side dishes to desserts, but I wanted to give you a quick run down of my favorites plus some recipes I recently made! You should totally make some of these. OR ALL!

So get this. Our friends recently got married and just went on their honeymoon to Europe. When they got to the airport, they turned them away based on something with their passport. So they had to get a cab back home, fix the issue, then leave 24 hours later. They get to Europe and start having a great time and talking to some younger kids who seem awesome and then my guy friend notices that he doesn’t have his phone or wallet. The kids pickpocketed (is that a word?) him and stole his sh*t. So he chased him the streets of Europe, ends of tripping and losing him, then he’s lost in Europe with no phone, no wallet, and no wife because he had left her behind to get this guy. They finally both get back to their hotel and by that time, the guy had already changed all of his passwords on his social media outlets, his paypal and had run up his credit cards. All they had left with them was 1 debit card with hardly any money on it. Turns out, it was a tough trip. Not exactly romantic. So my husband invited them over for dinner tonight to get the whole story and celebrate their love over food. I’m making them my Bacon Chorizo Chipotle Smothered Meatloaf, these lovely potatoes, and kale cooked with bacon and lemon! I cannot wait to hear this full story. It was the first time this guy went to Europe and he never wants to leave the USA ever again. So sad!

Anywho, I made these potatoes last week, I’m making them tonight, and then I’m making them again next week for Thanksgiving. So yeah, you could say that I’m pretty much obsessed with them! Now go make them!!

PaleOMG Thanksgiving Brown Butter & Herb Skillet Potatoes


Thanksgiving Brown Butter & Herb Skillet Potatoes

  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 3 pound gold potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter or 8 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced sage
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced rosemary
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced thyme (plus extra thyme for garnishing)
  • flaked salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Thinly slice potatoes using a mandoline slicer or food processor with the slicing attachment. Arrange potatoes in any formation in a 10″ cast iron skillet.
  2. Place a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add butter and once it melts, add sage, rosemary and thyme then cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring continuously, until the butter has browned then remove from heat.
  3. Pour butter herb mixture over the potatoes, using a brush to get in the crevices of all the potatoes. Place extra thyme on top of potatoes and sprinkle with a couple hefty pinches of salt.
  4. Place in oven to cook for 1 hour and 15-30 minutes. Check out 1 hour and 15 minutes to see if the potatoes are completely cooked through.
  5. Serve immediately and eat up!

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

PaleOMG Thanksgiving Brown Butter & Herb Skillet Potatoes


You May Also Like:

PaleOMG Fingerling Hasselback Loaded Potato Bites

Fingerling Hasselback Loaded Potato Bites

PaleOMG Thanksgiving Maple Rosemary Whipped Yams

Maple Rosemary Whipped Yams Topped with Cinnamon Candied Pecans


Click Here To Get All My PaleOMG Recipes Into Your Meal Planner With Real Plans!

PaleOMG + Real Plans

I may be compensated through my affiliate links in this post, but all opinions are my own. This compensation helps with expenses to keep this blog up and running!

Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


38 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Brown Butter & Herb Skillet Potatoes (+Cooking Video!)”

  1. Can’t wait to make these! That sounds like a terrible honeymoon. Tell your friends to travel to Canada next time – it’s safe and we are super friendly!

  2. Look Tasty, I was thinking about doing some more of the “starchier” items to fill me up during this holiday season. I’ll still workout, but I think it will help me in the long run with my heavy lifting.

    Did you make a post on stuffing? I’ll go search for it in your blog, but was curious. Thanks again!

      1. DOh! >_< I skipped right over it lol Caramelized Onion & Sausage Stuffing ! I think I convinced the fiance to try it. She's not a huge fan of onions tho! We'll let you know how it went. Thanks!

  3. Oh your poor friends! I lived in Italy for 3 years (Army Wife) and never had anything like that happen! My friend and I were almost carjacked, but she is so bad ass she just kept saying nope, you cant have my truck, nope nope.

    These potatoes look so good!!!

  4. I’ve been patiently waiting for this recipe since you posted the picture of the potatoes! I can’t wait to make. Did you use fresh or dried herbs?

  5. Thyme and potatoes are a magical combination – thick cut sweet potato fries tossed with some minced garlic, thyme and coconut oil is flippin good!

  6. I have been waiting for this recipe since you teased us with the picture! Can you please relay the full story of that horrrrrible sounding honeymoon to us also!?

  7. OMG your poor friends! That incident sorta kinda reminds me of a similar incident that happened in that movie “Taken” with Liam Neeson but not exactly. Have you seen that movie? Liam is so bad ass! And I can’t wait to make these potatoes!!!!

  8. OMG, what a terrible story! That is why we are the most anti-social people when we travel – I don’t trust anyone!
    These potatoes look amazing. I know it says serve immediately, but my mom lives 45 min away and I usually make sides at home and then bring them over. Do you think these would be ok to reheat in the oven? Also making your Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Gratin (because it was such a hit last year – people were fighting over it lol).

    1. i don’t trust anyone even in the US lol! you can definitely reheat them in the oven, they are just as good! just make sure you serve them warm (which is what i mean by immediately)

  9. Oh those look yummy!! I will definitely have to make those soon!
    I’m so sorry for your friends! Europe is so amazing, I hope he can give it another chance in the future!! 2 of my friends just went on their honeymoon to France and their airline lost their bags in the US and then it was finally shipped to Europe and was lost again! They are now back in the states without their bags!

  10. yes! I’ve been waiting for this one since I saw it on your IG. looks so good and so yummy.

    people are terrible human beings. they will have to do a honeymoon 2.0 😀

  11. Tried these last night. Didn’t have a iron skillet so I used a similar size ceramic stone dish. Came out crispy and crunchy on the ends! Yum!! They may be my new favorite! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I just got a new cast iron skillet and am excited to try these potatoes for Christmas but am still learning how to use the skillet. Do you oil the skillet before putting in the potatoes? I’m worried they will stick. Do you serve the potatoes in the skillet or transfer them to a dish? Thanks!

  13. Juli hits makes another touchdown…????????Luv em… 1st time I made them I didn’t have enough time to cook them in the oven. . So I par-boiled them… they were awesome… and this is with coconut oil and olive oil as I was out of butter!!!!! 2nd time same way… soooooo YUMEEEEE

  14. I make these all the time! My husband hate potatoes, no mashed, baked or home-fries in this house, however he loves these! I’m slowly working him towards mashed potatoes each time i make these

  15. Made this for Christmas dinner. People were initially underwhelmed because it had “no dairy or cheese” – gasp! But upon serving with the beautiful presentation and simple classic flavor, there wasnt one single bite left.

  16. I have made this recipe several times now & absolutely love it, the flavors and textures are just fabulous. I have always made it day of and am wondering if I slice the potatoes the day before if you think they would hold up okay in the fridge until it’s time to season and roast them?

    1. awesome!! so glad you liked it Joey! and yes, I have done that before and they hold up great! i just wet a paper towel a bit, rung it out, and just put it on top of the potatoes to keep them from drying out in the fridge!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating


Sign up for my PaleOMG newsletter to get recipes,
discounts, and stories straight to your inbox for FREE!

Don't Miss A Bite!

Sign up for my PaleOMG newsletter to get recipes, discounts, and stories straight to your inbox for FREE!