Balsamic Potatoes and Onions

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Yummy side dish. We especially enjoy it in the fall and winter. Great comfort food. The cooking time sounds like its way too long, but it produces an incredible texture and really lets the seasonings incorporate in to food.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 small red potatoes (about the size of a golf ball)
  • 8 small whole onions (same size or smaller than potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leave
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash potatoes, remove any blemishes, but do not peel.
  3. Clean and peel onions, but leave whole.
  4. Place potatoes and onions in a deep baking dish that has a lid.
  5. Sprinkle vinegar over potatoes and onions.
  6. Dot butter around the top.
  7. Sprinkle thyme leaves and salt and pepper evenly over everything.
  8. Place lid on dish (seal with foil if no lid), and place in the oven.
  9. Bake for 2 hours (yes, 2 hours is correct), stirring gently every 1/2 hour.
  10. Turn down heat if the glaze starts to burn.
  11. The butter and vinegar will have reduced to a thick glaze that coats the vegetables.
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely loved this. I used a balsamic glaze and added some sweet potatoes but other than that kept exactally to the recipe. I can imagine serving this one on Christmas Day.

4 5

Very good flavor and used it as a side with a nice beef filet. The flavor complimented the beef in a great way. If you like Balsamic Vinegar (like we do) you must try this recipe. We're a big fan of any kind of roasted vegetables and this recipe was wonderful. What's not to like when you have butter, onions & potatoes. Made for the Aussie/NZ Aug 2008 Recipe Swap.

5 5

This was a delicious side dish. The potatoes were so tasty and creamy. I made with Balsamic Chicken Thighs #71557 and some simple steamed carrots. YUMMY!! The potatoes were awesome at room temperature, too. I kept snitching the leftovers while cleaning the kitchen. Definitely a keeper!