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Perfect Thyme Skillet Potatoes

These Thyme Skillet Potatoes are crispy on the outside and incredibly creamy on the inside. Prepared in a skillet in under 30 minutes, these little beauties make for a perfect side dish for any meal of the day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes, thyme
Servings: 4
Calories: 289kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 2 lb baby potatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste


  • In a large 12 inch skillet heat the olive oil and butter until melted over medium heat.
  • When the oil is hot, add the chopped thyme, and stir. This will help infuse the thyme aroma into the oil.
  • Arrange the potatoes in the skillet, with the cut side down and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are brown and crisp.
  • Turn the potatoes over and cover the skillet with a lid. Continue cooking over medium heat for another 8 to 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove from skillet and serve.


  1. I used a Lodge brand cast iron skillet for this recipe.
  2. You can store your thyme potatoes for up to 1 week in a sealed airtight container. Cooked potatoes also freeze really well too! If you store them in an airtight container they will last in the freezer from 10 - 12 months.
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 965mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg