Molasses New Potatoes With Walnuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Taken from Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook/2005, recipe by Janet Dingler. I made these potatoes recently, they are simply outstanding! it's a perfect potato side dish to a holiday meal. I doubled the amounts and baked it in a small roaster pan. I also used lots of black pepper, you may also want to increase the salt amount if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 lbs red potatoes (unpeeled and quartered)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (rubbed between fingers to release the flavors)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup coarsley chopped walnuts
  • 14 cup minced chives


  1. Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Dry potatoes with paper towels then place in a medium bowl.
  3. In a small bowl combine oil with molasses, vinegar, thyme and salt; drizzle over the potatoes in the bowl and toss to coat.
  4. Place the potatoes into the prepared baking dish (drizzle any extra molasses mixture into the baking dish also).
  5. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in the walnuts.
  7. Continue to bake, stirring once for another 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  8. Sprinkle with chives.
  9. Do not overcook the potatoes.


Most Helpful

I liked this, but the taste of the molasses with the potato just was not something I think I would try again. I also would go for the longest cooking times called for, the shorter side of the time left the potatoes a little hard.

tara portee March 25, 2007

A very OUTSTANDING recipe for jazzing up potatoes! The molasses & vinegar combo adds a lot! I made some extra & intend to have them on my 'sample these' buffet for a small group tonight! Thanks so much for this posting!

Sydney Mike March 17, 2007

DH took one bite and said they were wonderfully different. The molasses and balsamic vinegar work together to make a nice glaze. The cooking time was perfect. I left off the walnuts other than that made these as per the recipe.

PaulaG March 11, 2007

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