Potatoes are not just for dinner! These Roasted Potatoes with Sour Cream and Onion Dip make a simple, crowd-pleasing appetizer, too.
You’re welcome to swap in your favorite dipping sauce, but this homemade sour cream and onion dip is not to be missed. I lightly caramelized the onions to give the dip a slightly sweeter flavor than your average sour cream and onion dip but the end result is still plenty savory. You can easily make the dip while the potatoes are roasting, but I recommend making it a day or two in advance if you can. The flavors develop even more after a rest in the fridge.
P.S. This appetizer works for your gluten-free guests, too, as long as you use gluten-free mayonnaise.
Sour Cream and Onion Dip:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 heaping tablespoons chopped chives
- Ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes (I used baby Yukon Golds), quartered
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
To make the dip:
- Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil, onions, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt and saute for 5 minutes. Lower heat and continue cooking for another 15-20 minutes or to desired degree of caramelization, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, remaining salt and a pinch of black pepper. Stir in onion mixture. Refrigerate if not using immediately.
To make the potatoes:
- Place two baking sheets in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees.
- Combine potatoes, olive oil and salt in a bowl, stirring to coat potatoes completely in oil. When oven is ready, divide potatoes on baking sheets, making sure potatoes are not crowded. Cook for 20 minutes, flip potatoes, rotate pans and cook for another 10-20 minutes or until done. Serve warm with dip.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90 Total Fat: 11g