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Creamy Rosemary Lemon Potatoes
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5 from 9 votes

Creamy Lemon Rosemary Potatoes

These Creamy Lemon Rosemary Potatoes are covered in a rich sauce with light touches of lemon and rosemary flavors - a delicious comfort food recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 316kcal


  • 1.5 pounds potatoes * cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cloves garlic * minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest * from one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary * or 1 tsp dried rosemary, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt * or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper * or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Dice the potatoes and place in a medium size baking dish.
  • In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, whisk together the butter and flour until smooth.  
  • Gradually add 1 cup of the heavy cream and let come to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Once the sauce begins to thicken, add the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream.
  • Lower the heat and keep stirring until thick and smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk in the garlic, lemon zest, rosemary, salt, and pepper. 
  • Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the lemon juice. Taste test the sauce and add more lemon juice, salt, and/or pepper, as desired.
  • Pour the cream mixture over the potatoes and cover with foil.
  • Bake for 60 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender. 
  • Top with fresh rosemary sprigs, if desired, and serve hot.


Tips and  Techniques

  • To lighten up the dish some, replace the heavy cream with an equal amount of milk.
  • Use fresh lemon and rosemary for the best flavor.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-5 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 14.5mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3.8mg