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French Onion Roast Potato Wedges with Spicy Brown Mustard, Garlic & Thyme

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What an unexpected surprise these were! These simple potatoes got RAVE reviews from my hubby, and as a matter of fact, I was lucky to even get a small serving, because he went through them like a tornado! Best compliment there is! 😀

The back of a simple box of Lipton Onion Soup mix peaked my curiosity when I wanted to whip up something super quick to go with lunch and I had a few red potatoes to use up. There’s a recipe on the back for oven-roasted potatoes that I just had to try!

I thought, though, that as much as we do enjoy the dip made from it, that they would definitely need a bit more than just the mix to make for some extra good potato wedges! 

So to spice them up a bit and add some extra flavor and depth, I added some spicy brown mustard, garlic, thyme, coarse ground black pepper, and wah-lah! The end result was darned tasty, I have to admit!

I wouldn’t really even probably buy this stuff, but my husband absolutely loves the dip made from it! We all have our naughty little indulgences, and be it far from me to judge! I have plenty of my own caught-in-the-closet-at-midnight-with-a-bag-of-M&M’s secrets, too, that’s for sure!  

If what they say is true, “we are what we eat”, I may resemble a garbage truck. A chocolate-covered garbage truck. Especially during wintertime when I’m sick of snow and being cold. I don’t even want to think about it. Too depressing. 

This has got to feel like the longest winter since I can remember! Clear back to the days of walking to school every single day in the bitter cold and snow!

I don’t know when spring will finally get here, but I can tell you this, it’s going to be the most appreciated one in many, many years! Ohhhh, to have the windows and doors open again…!!

But for now, I’ll continue to hibernate in the warmth of my living room. Dreaming of hot summer days, the sparkling lake, and grilling out on the deck. Nibbling on these potatoes, of course. 😉

If you’re ever in a pinch and need something quick, keep these in mind! They’d even make for a fun snack or even a great side dish for breakfast!

And you’ve probably got everything you need already on hand! Hope you find this helpful, and let’s all concentrate at once…and THINK SPRING! 😀  

“P.S.” That good lookin’ sandwich in the photo will be posted tomorrow! 😉 Check back to see! 😀 




4 servings


4 medium-sized red or Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled and cut lengthwise into 6th’s or 8th’s depending on size and shape of potato, about 2 lbs. or a little less

1/3 cup light salad oil

1 1/4 tsp. spicy brown mustard

1 (1 oz.) envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup & Dip mix

1/4 tsp. coarse ground black pepper

1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed with fingers

1/8 tsp. good garlic powder



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with butter-flavored cooking spray. Cut potatoes into wedges and place onto baking sheet. 

Whisk mustard with oil and drizzle over potatoes. Sprinkle with onion soup mix. Toss to coat. Stand potatoes up skin sides-down with cut sides facing upward. 

Sprinkle evenly with rest of ingredients. (Place any dried onions on baking sheet back onto potatoes.) 

Pop into preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until lightly browned and tender inside. 

Serve hot as is, or with Ranch Dressing for dipping. 


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Tuesday 18th of February 2014

There is no mention of onions in the ingredients? Thank you...


Tuesday 18th of February 2014

Thank you for catching the missing ingredient, Lei! My recipe is now corrected! I hope it makes sense now! :)