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Potatoes Lyonnaise

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


6 servings

I learned how to make this classic dish in culinary school. It’s comforting and simple to prepare. I like to switch up the herbs to give it a different flavor every time. The side is fantastic for casual dinners but also elegant enough for any holiday. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
Potatoes Lyonnaise Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 medium russet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine potatoes, salt and enough cold water to cover by 1 in. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are slightly cooked but still al dente, 3-4 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove onion; set aside. In same skillet, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Add potatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Add onion, rosemary and pepper; toss to combine. Cook until heated through.

Potatoes Lyonnaise Tips

Can you use other kinds of potatoes to make Potatoes Lyonnaise?

You can use any type of potato, but typically, the starchier the potato, the better. The starches ensure the sauce clings to the potatoes smoothly. We recommend russet or Yukon Gold potatoes for this recipe over red potatoes, which are a bit waxier. Check out recipes for every type of potato.

How thick should each potato slice be in Potatoes Lyonnaise?

The potatoes should be no thicker or thinner than 1/4 inch.

What can you serve with Potatoes Lyonnaise?

This potatoes Lyonnaise recipe is a wonderful accompaniment to Bourbon Baked Ham or pork tenderloin.

Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 190 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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