A delicious potato salad recipe that can be served cold or warm, these Creamy Dill Potatoes are the perfect side dish when you want something comforting yet interesting.
Creamy Dill Potatoes Recipe
Dill and potatoes go together like peanut butter and jelly.
It’s an amazing, comforting combination that brings zest and warmth to your meal, with very little effort. Just boil the potatoes, whip together the 6-ingredient dill sauce, and combine!
The creamy sauce is no-cook and uses a hit of lemon juice and whole grain mustard to round out the flavor profile. You get acidity, a bit of heat and that zesty, bitter dill in a luxurious sour cream-based sauce.
This potato side dish works great in summer or winter and can be served warm or cold, so you can easily double the batch and enjoy some of the potatoes hot right after you make it, and then enjoy the refrigerated “dill potato salad” for a few days afterwards. (The flavors get even more pronounced after a day in the fridge.)
I love the versatility of this recipe.
Do I need to use fresh dill for this recipe? Fresh dill is definitely going to give you the best flavor and is worth splurging on for this recipe. You can use a teaspoon of dried dill in it’s place if you absolutely need to, but you won’t have the same flavor profile.
What are the best potatoes to use for creamy dill potatoes? I personally like the waxy, toothsome texture of new or red potatoes in this recipe, but if you prefer fall-apart potatoes like russet or gold, they will definitely work in this recipe, as well.
Can I add chopped dill pickles instead of fresh dill? It’s not going to give you the same flavor profile, but a lot of German Potato Salads use chopped dill pickles to achieve the dill flavor so while I think it will still out delicious, it won’t taste exactly the same.
What dishes should I pair Creamy Dill Potatoes with? Creamy dill potatoes pairs well with so many main courses – beef, chicken or seafood, Greek, Swedish or British cuisine. It’s one of those side dishes that you can pair with just about anything, so it’s a great recipe to have in your collection.
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Check out our quick recipe video for how to make dill potato salad and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab our free printable recipe:
Ingredients for Creamy Dill Potatoes
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: some readers have said they like adding a pinch of nutmeg to this recipe – I haven’t tried it but it sounds delicious.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Large pot
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
How to Make Creamy Dill Potatoes
Chop the potatoes into even chunks and boil until fork tender.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and whole grain mustard.
Stir to combine.
Add the dill, sugar and sour cream.
Whisk together and adjust to taste.
Drain the potatoes. If you want to serve this salad cold, refrigerate the sauce and potatoes separately until the potatoes are cooled completely.
Combine the creamy dill sauce with the potatoes.
Stir well to coat the potatoes completely with the creamy sauce.
Grab your free printable for our creamy dill potato salad recipe:
- 2 cups potatoes (1/2 pound)
- 2 Tablespoons oil
- 1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 2 Tablespoons sour cream
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 sprig fresh dill, chopped
- Chop the potatoes into even chunks and boil until fork tender.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and whole grain mustard.
- Stir to combine.
- Add the dill, sugar and sour cream.
- Whisk together and adjust to taste.
- Drain the potatoes. If you want to serve this salad cold, refrigerate the sauce and potatoes separately until the potatoes are cooled completely.
- Combine the creamy dill sauce with the potatoes.
- Stir well to coat the potatoes completely with the creamy sauce.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This easy potato side dish is perfect for BBQs, tailgating or a comforting meal at home. It pairs excellently with so many meals and is a great way to shake up your usual potato salad.