Easy Honey Mustard Potatoes

These easy honey mustard potatoes require very little prep work and are a perfect weeknight side dish. Dunk them in homemade honey mustard and enjoy!

easy honey mustard potatoes

Somehow it never occurred to me that honey mustard sauce could be created at home by mixing together—you guessed it—honey and Dijon mustard. I’d never thought to try it, but these two substances were meant to be together! Store-bought honey mustard doesn’t hold a candle to this stuff. The idea for these easy roasted potatoes and honey mustard dipping sauce came from a recipe card from the local beekeeper where we purchase our honey. Keep reading for the honey mustard potatoes recipe.

Making these honey mustard potatoes

The original recipe called for roasting the potatoes along with the honey mustard sauce, but this ended in a sticky mess and disappointingly mushy potatoes. So we altered the recipe to roast the potatoes without the sauce until they got crispy; you can then drizzle on the sauce after baking, or use it as a dipping sauce (my favorite, so you can get concentrated flavor in every bite!).

These honey mustard potatoes are an easy side dish that’s quick to put together, leaving you free to do other things while the potatoes bake (assuming you have the 45 minutes and patience to wait for them). You also could skip making the sauce and just use the roasting method with olive oil, salt and pepper, and maybe some fresh or dried herbs…and then you wouldn’t have a honey mustard addiction to worry about!

How to roast potatoes

Roasting potatoes is an essential skill you should master, and thankfully it’s one of the easiest as well. Making these easy roasted potatoes is all about the prep work. It’s important that you cut the potatoes into equal-sized pieces so they cook at the same rate in the oven. Don’t bother peeling the potatoes though; the skin is full of nutrients and gets extra crispy in the oven. Why make more work for yourself if you don’t have to?

When roasting potatoes, it’s also important to have the oven on a high enough temperature that the potatoes crisp up while still cooking through all the way. We’ve suggested 400ºF in this recipe, but you may need to adjust your oven temperature by 15 degrees or so (some ovens burn hotter than others). To prevent the potatoes from sticking the hot baking sheet, stir them every 10-15 minutes. This will also help them crisp up on all sides (the side that’s touching the tray will get the crunchiest).

Finally, don’t go overboard on the olive oil. Drizzle on a tablespoon or so, then toss the potatoes with your hands. You want the potatoes to be slightly slick with oil, not swimming in it. The olive oil helps the potatoes turn golden brown in the oven and prevents them from sticking to the baking pan. If you don’t have olive oil, you can use another neutral oil with a high smoke point.

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This honey mustard potatoes recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Easy Honey Mustard Potatoes


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x

Description

These easy honey mustard potatoes require very little prep work and are a perfect weeknight side dish. Dunk them in homemade honey mustard and enjoy!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 6 potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey (local if possible!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Chop the potatoes into 1-inch chunks. Spread parchment paper onto a baking sheet and place the potatoes on the sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Mix to combine.
  3. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until lightly browned and crisp. Stir the potatoes a few times throughout the roasting to prevent them from sticking.
  4. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme in a small bowl.
  5. When the potatoes are done, remove them oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve with honey mustard – lightly mixed with the potatoes, or on the side for dipping.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easy roasted potatoes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

11 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsey at Burn Me Not
    November 30, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Two of my husband’s favorite things – potatoes and honey mustard. This is a definite must try for us, thanks!

  • Reply
    dawn hutchins
    November 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Very nice! I love the simple ingredients. To tell you the truth I’ve mixed honey and mustard for chicken but never potatoes. Love the idea!

  • Reply
    Annie
    November 30, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    This sounds awesome! And if it is the honey vendor at the BR farmer’s market, I love getting honey there too :) I’ll definitely try these potatoes.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 5, 2010 at 6:55 pm

      Great!! We love the BR farmer’s market honey too! This honey was actually from a beekeeper near Alex’s family in Decatur, IN called Rekeweg Honey – we actually got an entire 5 lbs at once, so it’s lasted us a while!

  • Reply
    Tes
    December 1, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Wow this is such a simple and delicious recipe :) I love to combination of honey and dijon mastard :)

  • Reply
    kateiscooking
    December 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I had the same ah-ha moment a few months ago. Honey mustard – home made. Just incredible. And, over potatoes with thyme? Sign me up! Kate

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    December 10, 2010 at 2:04 am

    I love potatoes, and I find myself using more and more Dijon and honey, this is right up my alley, I can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply
    Kristin
    April 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    These potatoes are absolutely delicious! I love how you include so many fantastic side dishes in your blog. I feel like most blogs neglect to provide side dishes and instead focus more on the main dish. Thanks so much, keep the tasty recipes coming!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      May 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you – I’m glad you’re enjoying them!

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    June 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Sonja! I’m an editor at Daily Burn. I’m working on a story about healthy homemade condiments and would like to include your Honey Dijon Mustard recipe in our round-up. We’ll link directly to your site and provide photo credit. Would it be okay for us to use the photo on your site, or can you provide us with a high-res image of it?

  • Reply
    Karen
    July 20, 2018 at 1:56 am

    So, if you are on paleo, does this work with sweet potato?

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